Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2006
Video games they’re just for fun, right? Not necessarily. Studies show that children who play video games have increased critical thinking skills and are better at taking measured risks. According to “Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever” by John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade, these gamers have also proven themselves to be serious about creating value in their lives and achieving success. Today’s digital kids aren’t just playing video games -- they are learning valuable lessons including how to create their very own.
Participants in iD Tech’s newest summer camp in Texas, like 10-year-old Owen McNeilly, can channel their passion for gaming into a new avenue for achieving success. Creating his own video game at one of iD Tech Camps computer camp last summer turned into a great opportunity for Owen to combine his love for gaming with his interest in technology. After just one week at camp, Owen is eager to become a professional game developer, a cutting edge occupation in a multi-billion dollar industry.
“My son is enthusiastic and excited to see what he's capable of creating with technology,” said Owen’s father, Carey McNeilly. “It’s gratifying seeing him so engaged in the learning process.”
By holding this Texas summer camp at a one of the state’s most prestigious locations, University of Houston, iD Tech Camps aims to inspire students to think about their future. iD Tech Camps’ students are immersed in the college experience during this one week summer camp. A world-class institution, particularly renowned as a center for research, the University of Houston campus is an urban academic village with a faculty and student body representative of the global community.
This particular Texas summer camp for kids ages 7 to 17 provides students the opportunity to take courses in 2-D and 3-D Video Game Development, Digital Movie Production, Game Modding, Web Design, Programming & Robotics, and more. Students with this type of hands-on exposure to technology are shown to be more confident in using much needed technology skills in the real world.
iD Tech Camps has an innovative teaching approach working in small class sizes with an average of only six students per instructor. College-age students, recent college graduates and technology professionals make up the staff at over 40 prestigious universities nationwide, including offering one of the first technology summer camps at the University of Houston in the great state of Texas.
With easily accessible opportunities to master today’s technology, digital kids like Owen and many others will be able to create tomorrow’s virtual universes, with applications in entertainment, learning and mass communication.
About iD Tech Camps
iD Tech Camps is the nation’s leading summer technology camp hosting computer camps at 40 premiere universities including Stanford, Princeton and MIT. For more information on iD Tech Camps and the dates for their summer camps at University of Houston, TX please visit http://texas.internaldrive.com/ or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324). For more information on iD Tech Camps visit http://www.internaldrive.com.
Media contact: Karen Thurm Safran, iD Tech Camps, 408-666-8353
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