Minecraft Coding Classes —

Children and adults like Minecraft! Once you start learning the basics of game creation, you can't stop. After all, the world of adventures and miracles is created with your own hands and right before your eyes.
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Who can learn Minecraft?

Our classes are composed for students aged 9-13, who enjoy playing computer games and want to learn how to create them.

To attend classes a student needs to have good computer skills:
Use browser, open new tabs there, know the keyboard layout, use hotkeys, type and use computer mouse confidently. Also, a child should be able to read and count.
It would be nice to start after learning some basics on Scratch.

The course Programming in Minecraft is designed for children who want to learn the basics of coding, as well as learn how to solve typical problems by using programming.
It allows kids to program an in-game robot for solving tasks of different complexity by using a simple block programming language.

Recommended for children from 9 years old.

Programming in Minecraft. How does it work and how do we teach our students?

Minecraft Education Edition is not just entertainment with a kid's favorite game, but real learning of programming from the very beginning. In our classes, children create 3D models, control their personal mod Agent, work with artificial intelligence, master the basics of programming languages and mathematics and just have fun!

The game form of education allows us to start teaching children programming in a fun and interesting way that helps to contribute to the development of their algorithmic and logical thinking and easily familiarizes students with the basics of programming.

The Minecraft course refers to the practical courses since the process of gaining new knowledge and creating new things is better assimilated by children in practice. At the same time, each section of the course contains theoretical materials which are necessary for the meaningful implementation of practical tasks.

The main focus of the course is made on the studying of the basic algorithmic constructions which are used in most modern programming languages.

The program consists of classes, which include teaching videos and game worlds materials specially designed in such a way that children in a playful way could get the basics of mathematics and programming. All the knowledge gained during the theoretical part is consolidated in practice.

What will the child learn during the course and how long is it going to take?

The duration of one lesson can be 1 or 2 hours depending on your choice and your child's availability.
The duration of the program is flexible and depends on the individual characteristics of the child. It will take approximately 30 to 40 hours to study this course at the basic level without additional topics. At the in-depth level with additional topics added to the program, it will take from 40 to 80 hours.
Minecraft programming
for students aged 9-13 who like to play computer games and want to learn how to create them
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classes 1-10
classes 11-40
classes 41-100
Get familiar with basics of Minecraft Education Edition
Minecraft mod code, creation of mini-games and buildings
Creation of complex projects and games
Introduction into Minecraft Education Edition
Students learn basic concepts in Minecraft Education Edition.

Education Edition: Interface and controls. Differences between bitmap and vector graphics. Three-dimensional coordinates.
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3D model in PixelArt
Cloning
Teleportation
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Stilt house and one in Japanese style
Medieval and modern house
Students learn to develop 3D models of various objects and buildings, different mechanisms and their designs.

Construction of houses, cities. Interior detailing. Generation of more complex structures and landscapes.
Design and 3D Models in Minecraft
Mathematics in Minecraft
Students will learn and practice working with fractions, perimeter and area, and learn to round numbers.

Mechanisms. Introduction into mathematical logic.
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The world of fractions and rounding numbers
Traps
Piano
Closet
Basic Minecraft Programming Skills
Students will study the development environment - the visual editor Code Builder.

Algorithms. Loops. Variables and functions.
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Skyscraper
Aquarium
House
Snowman
Volcano
Traffic lights
Control tower
Archer
Lantern
Sword
Automatic farm
Agent Minecraft Mods
Students will become familiar with the Agent mod and learn how to program it using the knowledge gained earlier.

Algorithms. Loops. Variables and functions.
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Treasure hunt
Castle
Tunnel
Experience Farm
Mini-games coding
Students will learn how to work with conditional statements, lists, and data arrays and use this knowledge to create their first minigames in Minecraft.

Conditional Operators. Lists and arrays.
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Dance floor
Calculator
Labyrinth
Parkour
Zoo
Gladiator fights
Teleporter belt
Knowledge consolidation
Students will create advanced mini-games and objects.

They will program using previously learned topics, implementing their knowledge into advanced projects.
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A pier and a ship
New Year's Tree
Pyramid
Rollercoaster
Medieval castle
Advanced Programming in Minecraft
Students will create large and complex projects.

By the end of the module, they will have programmed complex projects and structures in Minecraft Education Edition.
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The Gardens of Semiramis
Hide and Seek
Airship
Tic-tac-toe
Airplane
Aqueduct
Greek temple
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
Programming for pros
Students will work with technical tasks and program their own projects.

By the end of the module, students will systematize and deepen their knowledge and have an understanding of programming on a technical assignment.
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Creative final project
Ice Cream
Observatory
UFO

Examples of our students projects

• Operating System: Windows 8/8.1/10 x64, Mac OS 10.12 or later;
• Processor: Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5 or similar 2-core with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz (better 4-core)
• Installed Internet browser Google Chrome;
• RAM: 4 GB (recommended 8 GB)
• Any video card with at least 500 MB of video memory.
• Hard disk space: at least 4 GB of free hard disk space
• Microphone or headset;
• Speakers;
• Internet connection from 1 Mbps.
System requirements