Kids and Technology
Starts: June 23, 2012 - Ends: June 23, 2012Join us on June 23rd for a fun event that will mix kids, technology and fun! A bunch of Torontoís most awesome youth-serving organizations are getting together to show kids how much is possible when you become a creator - and not just a consumer - of technology and the web. Want to build a website? Make a video? Build a game? Design an app? All of that and more will be possible on June 23rd!
Bummed that youíre a parent and not a kid? Donít worry - our Parent Zone is a chance for you to explore technology, learn about tech careers and discover what you need to know in order to help your kid keep learning.
Who should come: Most activities are designed for kids between the ages of 8 and 14, but the event is really mean to be fun for the whole family! Bring older and younger siblings along.
Date: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Time: 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Mozilla (366 Adelaide Street West, 5th Floor)
What to bring: A laptop! If you don't have one or can't borrow one, please click here to request one and we will do our best to get you set up with one for the day!
What Will My Kid Do at the Event?
This event is meant to be a semi-unstructured, collaborative, creativity-inpsiring experience for youth. There is no strict agenda, because we think just a touch of chaos is good for learning. There will be seven activity stations set up around Mozilla's Community Space. When kids arrive, they'll be taken on a tour of each of the stations, and then they'll be free to choose where they spend their time. This gives them the opportunity to work on the projects that they personally find interesting. Some kids will float around, spending time at many stations and working on many different things, while some kids will choose to spend the majority of their time working on one project. We welcome this sort of self-directed learning.
Each station will have volunteer instructors and assistants - there to teach the kids how to use the tools, and then to support them as they think creatively and explore the power of technology.
Visit the Eventbrite page to learn more about the activity stations by Mozilla, TIFF, Apphaus Design, Gamercamp Jr and more!