Education is an unlimited process. It takes place in many settings beyond formal classrooms: homes, streets, libraries, clubs, malls, and museums.

This year, as it did in New Orleans for SIGGRAPH 2000, sigKIDS is focusing on involvement with the local community and reaching out to audiences that are not usually associated with computer graphics and interactive techniques.

SIGGRAPH 2002 sigKIDS is offering two types of activities at the San Antonio Children's Museum, a unique learning center designed to provide interactive and stimulating educational experiences that can be shared by both parents and children:

With SIGGRAPH 2002's assistance, the museum received 12 computers from the San Antonio Express-News and a variety of educational and other software. These permanent donations allow the museum to develop its first hands-on lab experiences. The children of south Texas will be using the new resources for several years to come.

Camp sigKIDS
A series of "day camps": throughout the week, for children 4-8 years old. The educational camps give younger children their first opportunity to interact with technology-based learning materials.

Interactive Educational Projects
A variety of interactive educational projects, similar to those displayed in SIGGRAPH 2002 Emerging Technologies. These projects, submitted by specialists from the US, Canada, and Japan, celebrate learning in the sciences, cultures, and the visual and performing arts.



sigKIDS Projects at San Antonio Children’s Museum



An Application of Tangible Interfaces in Collaborative Learning Environments

Anansi's World of Folklore

Floating Words for Kids

FORM

Gaming as an Educational Tool: Internet Scavenger Hunt

GollyGee Blocks: A 3D Modeler for Children

Interactive Animation as an Educational Tool in "Winter Dreams"

Jollee-Mail Playground

Toys to Teach: Mathematics as a Collaborative Climbing Exercise

The ToyScout’s Immersive Jukebox

The Virtual Dig

Virtual Studio: Virtual Reality in Art


> sigKIDS Committee
> San Antonio Children's Museum
> Acknowledgements
   

Illustrated summaries of SIGGRAPH 2002 sigKIDS projects are available in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications
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