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    Spring Break Is All About Pursuing Your Passion

    History, Languages, Philosophy and more school subjects enable students to build an important foundation of knowledge. Most students’ interests and passions, however, extend far beyond the classroom. Spring break offers a limited-time opportunity for young people to explore avenues of learning that truly excite them, from rock climbing to computer programming. For the young programmer,… Continue reading Spring Break Is All About Pursuing Your Passion

      Do You Want to Develop Your Passion for Music Production?

      A Q&A With Industry Professional (And Digital Media Academy Lead Instructor for Music Production) Peter Borotto Many young people dream about a career in music but few actually make that dream come true. Even talented musicians can struggle to make a living doing what they love. Does that mean that making music for a living… Continue reading Do You Want to Develop Your Passion for Music Production?

        What does a typical Tech Accelerator lesson look like?

        Most classes begin with ‘Connect’. The Connect stage could include questions on key content from previous learning, a relationship or community building activity, or an inspirational image or quote that sparks thinking. In any case, the brain is activated from the start (no student should be kept waiting task-less while tech issues are resolved or… Continue reading What does a typical Tech Accelerator lesson look like?

        Overcoming barriers to successful STEAM Technology Integration

        During the pandemic, many schools had to integrate technology and use online learning platforms in order to continue educating students. In many cases, the transition to online learning had to happen overnight, with both teachers and students expected to quickly adapt to new ways of teaching and learning. Online learning became the new normal. This… Continue reading Overcoming barriers to successful STEAM Technology Integration

        Virtual Tech Camps: A Success Story of Virtual Learning

        EXPLORE DMA CURRICULUM SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR “Summer has come around but the Pandemic is not over yet. What can my kids do?” This was a question many parents were asking earlier this year. Despite things changing quickly with vaccination rates increasing, many governing bodies had not made a call on whether in-person summer camps… Continue reading Virtual Tech Camps: A Success Story of Virtual Learning

          Coding on the Southside

          Hey, what’s up, everyone! My name is Andrew Malo. I am an early childhood educator and a DMA veteran. You may have seen me teaching the little kids the past 6 summers at the University of Chicago, Northwestern, Duke, or University of Texas – Austin! I’m going to talk to you about one of the… Continue reading Coding on the Southside

            New Headsets Promise to Make VR More Accessible

            by Digital Media Academy | Jan 30, 2019 | Tech Education | The Oculus Quest promises to offer high-quality VR experiences without expensive PCs or bulky sensors. Virtual Reality has had its ups and downs over the past few years, with many people criticizing the high price-tag and inconvenient hardware requirements of high-quality headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.… Continue reading New Headsets Promise to Make VR More Accessible

              Five Best 3D Modeling Softwares for Beginners

              by Digital Media Academy | Feb 21, 2019 | Tech Education | Animation and visual effects are awesome. Although sometimes we forget that someone has actually created every single creature, monster, and background. So many different industries are using it that the animation industry is booming and talented artists are in high demand. If you’re interested in getting started in 3D… Continue reading Five Best 3D Modeling Softwares for Beginners

                Social Benefits of Digital Media Academy

                by Digital Media Academy | Mar 21, 2019 | Camp Life, Tech Education | The modern world is changing faster than any one person could possibly comprehend. With how fast the world is moving it’s important to develop the skills necessary to keep up. Digital Media Academy can give its students the STEM skills but our camps offer a value beyond the… Continue reading Social Benefits of Digital Media Academy