the Scratch cycle: imagine, program, share

Imaginary Worlds Camps


A Scratch encore in 2010!

a screenshot of the Scratch environment

Last year's Imaginary Worlds Camps were so successful, we are doing a repeat performance in 2010! The 2010 camps will again feature Scratch, software from MIT that lets you imagine, create, and share computer animations. Scratch lets you build videos and games, and animate their characters by dragging and dropping puzzle pieces. It offers excellent sound support for music, and comes with its own built-in sound and drum machines!

There will be two 1-week day-camps in summer 2010, meeting from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm on these dates:

If you attended one of last year's camps, you are welcome to attend again and build a bigger and better project this year!

Students should come to the camp with either:

  1. a favorite song and an idea for a music video for it; or
  2. an idea for a 2-D computer game they would like to create.
In each camp, students will receive hands-on practice in the basics of computer animation, how to merge photographs, animation, and sound, how to publish their project on the World Wide Web, and a lot more!

The final afternoon of each camp is our showcase session, in which each student will get to show their project on "the big screen"! Parents, siblings, and friends: mark your calendars; you are welcome to attend this session!

2010 IWC Gallery of Projects (MIT)
Cost and Registration Camp Schedule
Program Staff Some Free Sound Sites

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Stacy Hiquet and Course PTR, a division of Cengage Learning.

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