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Mod & Hack 3D Games with Minecraft & Kodu, [Ages 10-13], 18 Jun - 22 Jun Holiday Camp (1:45PM) @ Thomson

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Mod & Hack 3D Games with Minecraft & Kodu, [Ages 10-13], 18 Jun - 22 Jun Holiday Camp (1:45PM) @ Thomson


Mod your own Minecraft game & Control your own Kodu game with Micro:bit
Explore the world of 3D Games. Create a 3D game in Kodu, program a micro:bit game controller and game on! Learn how to make the coolest mods in Minecraft, creating a whole new game that you can call your very own!
Kids are empowered to create their own amazing mods, from texture packs, schematics and more. They get imaginative and creative with their programming skills to create Minecraft Mods that they can actually enjoy playing with their friends!
 
KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY


For kids ages 10-13


Day 1 to Day 5, 3h15mins/day (16 hours in total)


Prerequisites: Level 1 Scratch, micro:bit Block Editor a plus!


Ideally have prior experience with Minecraft


Reinforce programming concepts


Create a Minecraft mod


Code your own game in a 3D world







Kodu and micro:bit
So… you’ve done some Scratch and some Microbit. Are you ready to transfer your programming skills to a new platform? Learn how to create a game in Kodu, then power it with your Microbit!
We’ll explore aspects of game development and programming within a new environment, to practise and reinforce programming concepts learnt from our introductory courses.


KODU
This is Kodu Game Lab


It’s a 3D environment that has its own visual programming language for kids to connect code blocks to program games.
Manipulating and creating a world in 3D is a step up for kids who have been doing 2D projects in Scratch, but they’ll create a more immersive experience.
Kids will also reinforce their programming concepts by picking up a new block based language.


We’ll apply the familiar concepts of loops, conditionals and events to create games, then use our microbit as a game controller!

Learning a new skill takes commitment and coding’s no exception. If you’d like to learn about programming, you gotta learn it right. It all starts with committing the time and effort into practising these fundamental programming concepts that make every game or animation tick.

OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!


What’s Kodu


Planning and designing a game


Modifying the terrain and adding characters


Programming characters


Adding controls with the keyboard


Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables


Add timers, life counters and scores


Program your micro:bit as a game controller


Test and debug games



MINECRAFT



Minecraft provides an immersive 3D environment for kids to develop their programming and game development skills.
Kids can build 'mods' (short for modifications) that change the way the game behaves and responds. They will learn how to create their own world, build games within a game and even have a go at playing what they created with their friends in Minecraft!
They'll build their own Minecraft mods using a drag-and-drop editor on the Code Kingdoms platform. While creating these mods, kids will improve their understanding of core programming and computational thinking concepts, and use their creativity and imagination to make thier very own world to play in.



OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!


Minecraft and the Code Kingdoms editor


Learn about methods


Use game design principles to make the game more fun and exciting


Add timers and health


Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables


Going further with Boolean and Loops


Test and debug using logic and systematic reasonng


Connect your world and Play in Minecraft!


Presentation time



LIFE SKILLS LEARNT


Logical Thinking


Problem Solving


Computational Concepts


Presentation Skills







Pedagogy
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. 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 meaningful impact.

Parents love us

"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, Parent




Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?
Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3163 5385
Email us! aGVsbG8gfCBzYXR1cmRheWtpZHMgISBjb20=


Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?
If your child is new to programming, we recommend that he or she first joins our Start with Scratch: Block Based Programming course.  This course is designed for kids that have completed Scratch Levels 1 & 2 and have played Minecraft before.

2. Does my child need to have a Minecraft account in advance?
Yes! If he/she does not have one, you can register for a new account here: Minecraft Account Registration.  You'll need to register for the paid account of the PC/Mac Java Edition, not the Pocket edition. Note that every child will need to have their own account (siblings will not be able to log into the same account on different laptops during the same class)

3. I've enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
Bring along your Minecraft username and password.  We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry. 

Please note:

This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.



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