Build, Hack and Code with Minecraft Education at Home: Part 2

Continue building your coding journey with Minecraft Education! Learn more advanced programming concepts using Makecode’s Block Based coding and enchant your problem solving skills through this course.

  • For ages 7-10, 11-14
  • 15h Course (Holiday Camp)
  • 1:5 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 7-10, 11-14

Continue building your coding journey with Minecraft Education! Learn more advanced programming concepts using Makecode’s Block Based coding and enchant your problem solving skills through this course.

This is a 5 day – 2 hour camp Minecraft Education course builds upon knowledge from Build, Hack and Code with Minecraft Education Part 1.

For this online format, your child will require:
    • A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.
    • Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
    • Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
    • Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.
    • Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here.(For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
    • We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 45 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.
    • Download the latest Minecraft Education here. We will provide you with an account throughout the length of this course.

All you need to know

Blast off into Space!

Model the way programs store and manipulate data by going on a journey through space and collecting rare blocks in Minecraft. Learn as you go progress and decorate the inside of your spaceship with materials and blocks you and your agent found. Develop plans that describe a sequence of events, goals and expected outcomes.

Collect and Research Space Specimens!

Code your agent to have them choose and mine the blocks that you need in dangerous environments. Collect rare blocks from each planet and analyze them as you progress through the course. Practice problem solving skills as you break down problems into smaller and manageable subproblems with code.

Work Together as Space Teams!

Work together with your peers and your trusty agent to solve and build new things in Minecraft in various environments. Try out the codes that you have learned and implement concepts that you know to create awesome builds together!

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  • Minecraft and a Scratch-like block-based code editor
  • Reinforcing Loops and Conditionals
  • Create programs that include sequences, events, loops and conditionals
  • Facilitate the program development process by breaking down problems into smaller, manageable problems (Decomposing)
  • Use debugging process effectively
  • Exercise precision and attention to detail while solving coding coding puzzles
  • Connect your world and play in Minecraft Education

Life skills you'll learn

Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Creativity

Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"Oli totally enjoyed himself. He also told me how precise he needed to be when writing a code for a robot.... something he remembers from his first coding course. I appreciate how this course shows the higher purpose of computers to young minds."

"He loved it so much so that he wants to stay back after class ended to continue his work!! Small class size, so it was really engaging for him."

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Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.

  • 1:5 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
  • All equipment & materials provided
  • Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Completion of ‘Build, Hack, and Code with Minecraft Education’ is required before participating in this class.

 


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