June 9 – August 16:
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY comes to the computer lab!
As we prepare for the Film Camp in late July, we will have a special unit in our Tuesday afternoon Tech SCILS group this summer. As a way to “mix things up a bit” and add something new for students who have been attending regularly, we are doing a special unit on photography and digital manipulation. Each student will have the use of their own point-and-shoot Canon camera, and will learn to transfer files and learn digital photo techniques – everything from cropping and effects filters, to manipulating the images in order to create greeting cards and posters.
The Have Dreams computer lab is open to all students at the Evanston location and is a part of our Tuesday Tech SCILS program. Students are given instruction in basic computer programming (through MIT’s Scratch language) and other multi-media software tools. Using self-paced learning materials created by our instructors, our goal is to create simple video games that can be tested by other students in the program, and featured on a website also made by the student. The program is designed to nurture many of the students’ natural abilities in technology, while providing a highly structured environment to avoid frustration.