The ITSRG Summer Intensive program is open to students entering 8th, 9th and 10th grades in the fall who will be enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia.
Students participating in the 2008 BITS Summer Intensive Program will focus their summer efforts on developing an online web portal based on the African American Historical Markers in Philadelphia.
Students will spend their days exploring the significance of several historical markers that focus on the African American experience in Philadelphia. Students will engage in fieldwork, explore various African-American archival collections, and interview experts about the markers. Summer participants will develop a series of maps, online reports, photos, pod casts and movie short about the markers and showcased in a student created web portal.
Students will also use this media to begin to develop a virtual exhibit of the historical markers using Google Sketch-up and Teen Second Life.
Students will work in small teams staffed by Temple University graduate and undergraduate mentors and faculty four hours a day from July 1 to August 3, 2008.
Temple's Main Campus. By the end of the summer intensive, students will gain knowledge in fieldwork, cartography and various IT applications including: Google Sketch Up, Garage Band, I-Movie and basic html.
This summer offers a unique opportunity for area students to spend some time on Temple's campus, gain a variety of valuable technology skills, explore future technology-related career options.
For more information contact Langston Clement, BITS Summer Program Coordinator at: 215-204-3596 or email ITSRG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally posted 6/11/08.