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3D Games Galore! Minecraft & Microbit KODU Game Creation [Ages 7-13], 16 -...

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Saturday Kids @ City Hall

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Mod your own Minecraft game & Control your own Kodu game with Micro:bit

Learn how to make the coolest mods in Minecraft, creating a whole new game that you can call your very own! For the second half, create a game in Kodu and game on with your Micro:bit.
Kids get empowered to create their own amazing mods, from texture packs, schematics and more. But, at the end, the whole idea is for them to get imaginative and creative.


KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • For kids ages 7+
  • Mon-Fri 3h 15mins/day (16 hours in total)
  • Prerequisites: Level 1 Scratch, Microbit 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

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Minecraft

Minecraft provides an immersive 3D environment for kids to develop their programming and game development skills.

Kids may have used other platforms to create games, however, Minecraft provides the best environment as they can test out their ideas within a fully functional game. Almost every kid out there loves Minecraft and wants to create their own game!

The Code Kingdoms visual drag-and-drop block-based editor is color-coded into different categories, allowing kids to understand the types of code better. Kids will also be guided through thinking process behind game development.



OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!
  1. What's Minecraft

  2. Testing out the code editor

  3. Learning out methods

  4. Testing and debugging

  5. Making the game more fun and exciting

  6. Adding in timers and health

  7. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables

  8. Going further with Boolean and Loops

  9. Making the best game ever!

  10. Playing your own game!!


Microbit x Kodu

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!
  1. What’s Kodu

  2. Planning and designing a game

  3. Modifying the terrain and adding characters

  4. Programming characters

  5. Adding controls with the keyboard

  6. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables

  7. Add timers, life counters and scores

  8. Test and debug games



LIFE SKILLS LEARNT
  • Logical Thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Design Thinking

  • 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


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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! hello@saturdaykids.com



Frequently Asked Questions

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

Students will need to have played Minecraft before, and have done Scratch Levels 1 & 2.

2. I've enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

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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