Here's another nice freebie. Check for workshops at Apple stores in your area, and make a reservation at http://www.apple.com/retail/yo.....sults.html
. These are free hands-on workshops for families to learn how to compose a song, produce a movie, create a photo album, or make a presentation. Most are 90 minute workshops scheduled for Saturdays in May or June 2010.
Here's a bit more detail:
Learn how to create stunning presentations using Keynote, amazing graphs and charts using Numbers and stylish documents using Pages. Kids will go home with lots of great ideas on becoming a presenter.
Using GarageBand, we’ll teach families to compose a song with loops, beats, and even their own vocals. At the end of the workshop, they’ll have a finished song on a CD and ideas for future music projects.
This workshop will teach families how to import footage, crop video clips, and add special effects to produce their own movie with iMovie. When they’ve finished, these budding filmmakers can take home their masterpiece on a DVD.
Using iPhoto, we’ll show families how to edit, print, and share photos and how to make photo albums and slideshows. At the end of the workshop they’ll have a DVD of their photos and ideas for future projects.
Apple Camp for ages 8-12 coming this summer
You can browse the list of other free 1-hour workshops at http://www.apple.com/retail/workshops/
. Or, if your kids are ages 8-12, you'll be able to sign them up for free Apple Camp soon, where they will learn how to do cool stuff on a Mac and discover their hidden talents along the way. When Camp is over, they’ll bring home a DVD of their projects, along with skills and ideas to create even more. Enter your email address at http://www.apple.com/retail/camp/notify.html
and they will notify you when registration opens.