Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 4:58 p.m.
Sharjah, May 7 / WAM / “Social Media Station” at the “Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival” opens the door for children, teens and young adults to learn about the latest contemporary technologies and the arts of handling social media platforms and take advantage of technological options in education, marketing, entertainment and recreation, as held throughout the days of the festival which will be held during the period 11-22 May at “Sharjah Expo Center” 12 artistic and technical workshops.
The workshops come as part of an integrated program that includes more than 1,900 activities and events organized by the festival under the slogan “Be Your Being.” The workshops will host 8 personalities from social media influencers to discuss various digital and technological topics, ranging from creating unique creative digital content on social media platforms, “Blockchain” technology and programming, and ending with robots.
The workshop “The art of using social media” aims at children aged 10-15 who are active on the platforms “YouTube” and “Instagram” and teaches them how to responsibly follow social media accounts and cases in which several accounts should be avoided. , in addition to how the account is evaluated, while the seminar “Creating a trend using Tik Tok and Rails” aims to encourage young people to question the value of “trends” of social media platforms and to develop their concept in evaluating “trends” on the “Tik Tok” and “Instagram” Platforms.
As for the “One Click Away” seminar, it aims to facilitate access to social media platforms and prove that one click can open the doors of new worlds, while participants in the seminar “Getting Rid of Bullies and Hackers” learn how keep their accounts on social media platforms are secure and also maintain their privacy. The seminar discusses the etiquette and protocol rules to follow when posting comments, as well as strategies for tackling bullying online.
The Internet of Things workshop will introduce participants to the world of the Internet of Things and its importance in the field of design, and also includes a short dialogue, followed by a hands-on session on how to come up with designs, prototypes and tools for them, while the “Robot Labyrinth Challenge” workshop involves the production of a racing car or a robot from materials. It is offered to participants, where the vehicle chassis will be built and connected to a mobile remote control application. and take part in a friendly race with the rest of the participants.
The “Social Media and Story Video” workshop highlights how video clips can be filmed and used to tell a story, and allows participants to perform certain scenes in groups to capture video clips and monitor their editing process using software. specialized and distribution on social networks. media platforms “Personalized animated icons for social media” presented by elite experts who develop their programming skills to create an animated icon based on the logo of their favorite social media platform.
Participants in the Creative Content Industry workshop will hear about digital content creator Mohammed Khalifa, who will discuss the reasons that led him to make the decision to embark on the content creation journey and the challenges he faced during this journey, and they will have the opportunity to implement hands-on activities to explore various aspects of the content industry, including editing applications. The workshop also includes an open dialogue that provides the audience with a space to ask their questions and share their ideas about creative strategies and ensuring social media safety, in addition to the most important related facts and misconceptions. me to.
The “How to Become an Immutable Symbol Artist” workshop provides a guide that includes the steps of creating a digital portfolio, designing digital artwork, trading in virtual markets, cutting out immutable signs, and the most prominent types of immutable symbols. . arts such as photography, animation, videos and providing examples of child artist work Using these symbols to stimulate and inspire participants imag’s imagination as well as a mini drawing session to demonstrate the process of drawing a work of art using the Procreate app of graphic editor.
As for the “Crypto Kids” seminar and non-interchangeable tokens, it expands on the topic of variable tokens, providing information about digital markets that kids can use safely and how to use them. . The workshop presents examples of children and young people from around the world who have succeeded in investing these arguments in Benevolence. Participants will be encouraged to think about a humanitarian cause they want to support with the money they can earn through virtual assets, in addition to a demonstrating how to create digital artwork using Canva and PowerPoint or taking pictures in festival halls and halls and then designing a collage technique from it.
The “Artificial Intelligence and Programming” workshop is an intensive course in computer programming languages, as it delves into the history of coding and programming and its various uses, which include mobile applications and the Internet. The workshop also sheds light on artificial intelligence and its impact on everyday life and its role in the cloud. The workshop concludes with an educational program to introduce participants. Steps to master programming to become a professional programmer.
Umm / Batoul Kashwani / Mustafa Badr Al-Din