Talents Academy


Since the summer of 2003, I have taught classes for the Marshall Summer Talents Academy. Each class took place over the course of a week. The following are some of the classes I taught. On each page you'll find resources used in the class.


Web Design

Students created a website using a program called Sea Monkey and hosted on FreeHostingCloud.com. Basic HTML, how the Internet works and being safe online were also covered.


Video Game Design

In this class, students learned all about video games and created their own using a program called Game Maker. We also worked with a program called Scratch and learned about the history of console video games.


Photo Fun Time

Rather than installing software to edit digital photos, this class focused on using various websites to do the editing and add effects. Students also learned about photography and discovered more about what their digital cameras can do.


Programming with Python

Students were introduced to the Python programming language and computer programming in general.


Computers - Inside & Out

Students learned about the parts that make up a computer. They were able to put together a computer from old parts and take it home!


Fixing Photos

In this class, students learned about taking digital photographs. The students edited pictures using GimpShop, which is an open-source alternative to Photoshop.


Build Your Own Webpage

Students created a webpage on Yahoo! Geocities using a program called Sea Monkey. How the Internet works and being safe online were also covered.



Electives


When I taught at HRS we had weekly quarter-long elective classes. The following are some of the classes I taught. On each page you'll find resources used in the class.


Baseball Scoring & Statistics

In this class, students learned how to score baseball games and calculate various baseball statistics.


Stamp Collecting

Students were introduced to the hobby of stamp collecting. Topics included obtaining, soaking, and storing stamps. We also looked at stamp design and looking up stamps in a catalog.


Computers - Inside & Out

Students learned about the parts that make up a computer. They were able to put together a computer from old parts and take it home!


Digital Photography

In this class, students learned how to take better digital photographs. After taking pictures, the students edited them using The Gimp, which is an open-source alternative to Photoshop.


Build Your Own Webpage

Students created a webpage on Yahoo! Geocities using a program called Sea Monkey. How the Internet works and being safe online were also covered.





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