New this year! We will be using minecraft figures to create our own stop motion videos in camp.
In this exciting camp, students will learn the science behind circuits and boolean logic as they make their own circuits using light bulbs and home made switches. They can then apply their circuitry knowledge using Redstone in MineCraft! Redstone can be used in Minecraft to: Make simple circuits, such as automatic doors and light switches. Construct complex devices such as:
Students will learn about switches, the binary numeral system, the difference between series and parallel circuits, make upstairs/downstairs circuits and more, all while using problem solving skills and group cooperation. On the last day, students will use their new knowledge of binary and logic gates to create their own basic but functional calculators in Minecraft! Students will also direct their enthusiasm for playing Minecraft into learning about and practicing city planning! We will work as a community to choose the land we develop, build homes, streets, lamps and find/create stable sources of food and income. Students will learn about trading, civil responsibility and duties, agricultural planning and architecture while playing their favorite game with children who share the same passion. We will help children understand coding in Minecraft using the Minecraft Hour of Code
We provide the computers for camp so that we do not have to spend valuable camp time downloading the program onto your students' computers! Requirements: Students must have AT LEAST 10 hours of playing time ON A COMPUTER. The controls are different for all devices, so if your child has never played on a computer they will experience a lot of frustration in the first day of camp while they catch up.
In this camp, students will learn the basics of game and level design using Command Blocks in Minecraft! Students will learn about Redstone, gain an understanding of Command Blocks and their infinite uses, then work together to create their own adventure map and game in Minecraft. This is a great introduction to game design without having to learn a programming language. Students will type their own scripts into the command blocks through the Minecraft game engine. Requirements: Students must have AT LEAST 10 hours of playing time ON A COMPUTER. The controls are different for all devices, so if your child has never played on a computer they will experience a lot of frustration the first day of camp while they catch up. We provide the computers for camp so that we do not have to spend valuable camp time downloading the program onto your students' computers!
An exciting educational camp of Minecraft and ComputerCraft Programming. In this camp, students will learn programming skills using an add-on to Minecraft called ComputerCraft. ComputerCraft adds robots and computers to the world of Minecraft. These can be programmed using the LUA scripting language. Students will learn about:
Improving their typing skills in a fun, familiar environment where the results of their work are immediately visible and very rewarding. The LUA language is a fully featured and freely available programming language that can be used to write applications and games. It is a perfect springboard for learning more complex languages like Java, C++, and others.
Students will conceptualize, write, and debug their very own programs using new skills that remain useful outside of the Minecraft environment.
Students must have some previous programming knowledge (such as Scratch or MINDSTORMS) and strong typing skills to get the most out of this program. In order to have some fun interaction among the students, we will also exercise their creative minds as they work in teams using Redstone to solve new challenges. Your student will learn different types of logic gates and how to use the binary numeral system to create a basic but functional calculator in Minecraft! Requirements: Students must have AT LEAST 10 hours of playing time ON A COMPUTER. The controls are different for all devices, so if your child has never played on a computer they will experience a lot of frustration the first day of camp while they catch up.
The Minecraft Programming And Logic Advanced camp takes the lessons and basics learned in the first camp and begins to apply them to practical problems. Students will use the ComputerCraft mod in Minecraft to learn about and write the following for their programs:
text adventure games
graphical user interfaces
Students will also delve deeper into core programming concepts such as writing functions, dealing with data tables, and parsing strings of text, all while learning how to solve new problems and having fun in a game that brings out their creative potential.
Students must have taken and completed the Minecraft Programming and Logic Part 1 camp offered by Imagine That, or be proficient in LUA programming language in order to take this camp.
This option is available during extended camp hours usually starting at 3:00 and usually end at 5:30. This is available as an add on for students enrolled at camp or as an independent camp.
This will be an opportunity for students to interact in a group Minecraft environment. While students will explore and learn new skills and techniques, this is not the same as our structured camps. This will predominantly be a free play experience.