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Teaching Teens Technology

Posted September 10th, 2010 by staff

Oregon State University’s Saturday Academy and Mike Bailey, a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, teamed up this summer to give teenage girls the chance to express their creative side at an all-girls Creativity Tech Camp. The girls learned both Google Sketch Up and Game Maker, computer programs that allow users to express their creativity in designing rooms and houses and creating their own computer game. The participants discovered opportunities abound for individuals interested in computers and technology as well as for women with creativity, passion and goals. Precollege Programs would like to thank Mike Bailey for his dedication in sharing his passion and Saturday Academy for providing such an amazing opportunity for the young ladies who attended camp.

Last week, Saturday Academy ended their successful summer session with a course on Beginning Web Design. Students explored how the internet works and then designed their own web page and published them online by the end of the week. Students learned how to add sounds, pictures, text, titles, videos from YouTube, games, links, and even animations to their page to truly personalize their pages.

It has been a fantastic past two weeks packed with technology based camps for teenage students. It’s great to see students interested in HTML codes, building dream homes and museums as well as designing their own games with sound effects and animations.

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