Computer Club

computer club
MEETING DATES* are usually on Tuesday, from 3:00-3:45 in room #12 

2017 Past Meeting Dates: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, Mar 7, 14, 21, 27, Apr 4, 11, 25, May 2, 16, 23, 30 
2016 Past Meeting Dates: Oct 25, Nov 8, 15 & 29, Dec 20

CAIU Computer Fair: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

General Information: The purpose of this after-school club is to allow students to explore and exploit their computer skills. The primary goal is to develop and complete a computer based project(s) for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit Middle School Computer Fair to be held in March 2017.

Project Categories:

=      Animation: create an animation, example project ideas – interactive tutorials, skits, cartoons, A Day in the Life

=      Computer Fair Logo: design the logo for next year’s competition! The winning logo will be displayed on the fair’s website and all print materials at the regional and state levels.

=      Digital Movie: express your opinions and creativity through a short film. Hop into the director’s chair and create your own cinematic masterpiece! Projects will be evaluated on storyline, cinematography, and storyboarding.

=      Graphic Design: this is the process and art of combining text and graphics to communicate an effective message through the design of logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of visual communication. Put your imagination and design skills to the test to establish your own restaurant complete with its own brand.

=      Programming: create an educational mobile application for pre-K – 12th grade for either iOS or Android platform. Use your imagination!

=      Web Page Design: design a webpage, example projects – Import Motor Sports, Middle School Clubs & Activities Website.

Related Files

The PA Computer Fair is designed to provide learning opportunities and help prepare students for real world circumstances. It is vital that the rules and guidelines are understood and followed by everyone involved.
Please return by October 14th (Friday)

Related Links

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