Game Design with MakeCode Arcade
(For 7 to 10 years old)
Starting from a simple maze game, children will learn step by step on how to create a game of their own. In this course, they will learn the elements in game design, brainstorm and create game storyboards - and program the game into realization. With Kittenbot Meowbit (a Gameboy-like console), the game can be downloaded and carried around.
Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)
Language: Bilingual in Cantonese and English
Pre-requisite: Some programming experience with block programming is an asset but not a must.
Tuition: $3500 + $410 (for hardware)
Students per class: 3 - 8*
Level 1: Get To Know The Basics
Date: 4/7 - 7/7 (Mon - Thu)
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 (3 hour) @HKSP
Tuition: $3500 + $410 (hardware)
WHAT IS MINECRAFT?Minecraft is a three-dimensional game which allows children a great amount of freedom to explore and construct in its virtual world. Minecraft is the second mostly played game of all times just after Tetris.
WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?The course is designed for children of age 7 or older who has no or basic understanding of Minecraft.
WHY MINECRAFT COURSES?Learning is most effective when children are engaged. Minecraft has indeed become a great educational tool thanks to its highly versatile nature. Children by learning advanced technique can exploit the maximum creativity in the game and can also learn basic circuitry concepts via Minecraft's red-stone mechanism. Moreover, making Minecraft mods required Java coding, it is a great way to start learning to programme.
WHY LEARN FROM CODING101?Coding101 is Microsoft's partner in Minecraft education. We were the Programme Partner and provided technical supports to Minecraft competition co-hosted by Microsoft and HKEdCity in Learning and Teaching Expo 2016 and 2017. We are also silver partner of a UK company Code Kingdoms to offer the best of Minecraft mod programming.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR THE COURSE?Students need to bring a laptop (Windows or Mac) with Minecraft installed (downloaded from www.minecraft.net). Students also need a Minecraft account which can be purchased online from Minecraft website or via a redemption card purchased from convenience stores.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ONLINE TEACHING?** Using 2 devices in class is recommended (Laptop/Desktop computer with Chrome installed for practice, phone/tablet for video conference) ** Students will be asked to switch on camera and mic during the online class ** Online classes may be recorded for internal use such as quality assurance and training purpose