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ACPS to Offer Two Online Summer Camps to Elementary, Middle School Students

July 1st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Public School System will offer two online summer camps beginning in July. Online Coding for students entering fourth or fifth grade next year will begin on July 6, 2020, and Online Cybersecurity for students who will be in middle school next year will begin on July 7, 2020. Both camps are for ACPS students only, and the first 25 students to register will be accepted. The remainder will be added to a wait list and first in line for the next camp.

During the online coding camp, students will learn basic computer science coding skills; how to break down complex problems into smaller easy parts; how to create their own video game; how to program characters to solve simple problems; and how to find more resources to go beyond what they learned at the camp. The camp will require students to participate in a one-hour interactive video call July 6th 5:00 p.m. After that, students will participate in one hour of independent online activities followed by an optional collaborative video call to share student creations with each other.

During the online cyber security camp, students will learn the skills of a hacker and use these skills for good; different ways people hack; how quickly a hacker can crack your password; to check if their password, username or email has been hacked; create secret codes by using ciphers; to see who is being hacked in the world real time. This camp will require students to participate in a one-hour interactive video call on July 7, 2020, at 3 p.m. After that, students will participate in one hour of independent online activities followed by an optional collaborative video call to share student creations with each other.

All questions for either of these ACPS online summer camps can be directed to Ms. Melissa Kaye at Melissa.Kaye@acpsmd.org.

 

 

To register for the online coding camp, visit https://forms.gle/4KSBYds5FwUiSydR6

To register for the online cybersecurity camp, visit https://forms.gle/rsyqkk1ybE5Zt94eA.

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