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Dec 15th, 2010 How to Make and Run A Computing Summer Camp Workshop

This will be at Georgia Tech on Wed Dec 15th from 9am - 3pm in room 345 of the College of Computing Building. We will hear reports from the camps that have been funded in the past. We will discuss how to apply for "seed money" of up to $4,999.99 to buy equipment for the camps. We will also discuss the forms, business model, and planning needed in order to run computing summer camps.

We will pay for mileage, parking and food. We will pay for a hotel room for those who attend that live more than 30 miles from Georgia Tech .

We will also cover lunch for everyone who attends.

9:00am - 9:30am Introductions and Background
9:30am - 11:00am Reports from the summer of 2010
11:00am - 11:30am Discussion on reports
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm Logistics and how to apply for the "seed" money
1:30pm - 3:00pm Intro to suggested content

Scratch - - free
Alice - - free
Media Computation in Python - - free
PicoCrickets - - $250 a kit but 10% off for 10 kits or more and workshop kit for $999+shipping or two kits for $1800+shipping
PicoBoard (Scratch - Board) $50
Pleo robots - - $469 for new one
LEGO NXT robot - - $280 for education base set + $80 for NXT software (but can use leJOS for free) -
Classroom activities for the busy teacher $60
LEGO WeDo robot kit - - $130 for kit, $55 for software + activity pack, can program with Scratch for free, or $40 for just activities, Mayan Adventure Pack $39
LEGO Tetrix - - $626 for base set (need NXT too). Robot C curriculum $350

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