ONLINE Minecraft Modding

  • Digital Media, Technology, Computer Animation, Gaming, Computer programming
9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
Mar 30 2020
May 08 2020

Schedules

03/30/2020 - 04/10/2020

ONLINE Minecraft Modding
$499.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 03/15/2020 and ends on 03/26/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

04/13/2020 - 04/24/2020

ONLINE Minecraft Modding
$499.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 03/15/2020 and ends on 04/12/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

04/27/2020 - 05/08/2020

ONLINE Minecraft Modding
$499.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Tue9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wed9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thu9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fri9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 03/15/2020 and ends on 04/26/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

Location

9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Description

Learning to modify or "mod" sandbox-style games like Minecraft is an excellent way to introduce students to programming. While this ONLINE course is an ideal next step for students who may have been introduced to programming via "drag and drop" environments, no prior coding experience is required. Using a project-based approach, students learn to apply basic programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops, and methods, which in turn can be used to create new item recipes, NPCs, and other creations only they can imagine!

You will learn:

  • The process to design and plan all the details, instructions, and flow of the game
  • Basic concepts of programming including events, variables, conditionals, functions, and arrays via a visual environment and then progress to using Javascript
  • Fundamental game design principles to create engaging experiences

Prerequisites:

  • No prior knowledge or experience is required

Technical Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible.

  • Windows PC or Mac computer
  • Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768. While it is not mandatory, it is recommended to have a second monitor connected to the computer to extend the desktop. This allows the student to more easily follow what the instructor is demonstrating while concurrently being able to see the software environment that the student is working within. A good alternative to a second computer monitor is a tablet (eg. iPad, Kindle Fire, etc.) with internet access that could be used to display the instructor's screen.
  • Web camera
  • Headset with microphone
  • Three-button mouse
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Current, major internet browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari)
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Orientation Session:

Please note that in order to ensure that students have their home computers set up correctly for the class, and to orientate students to learning in an online environment, there will be a 30-minute scheduled orientation session that will run the week before the workshop is scheduled to start. Information about this will be sent to students by the instructor the week before the start of the workshop.