Minecraft is an open-ended 3D game where you can build and craft anything you like. Minecraft can be extended and enhanced using 'Mods' (short for 'modifications') - additional bits of code that are added to the Game. Now kids can learn how to code while playing Minecraft. Our program will teach kids how to use a modding studio software, where they can code their own mods to Minecraft.
This Minecraft mod program was created by our friends at ThoughtSTEM in San Diego. Now, Ounie is bringing this awesome program to Orange County.
What is the recommended age?
Children ages 8 to 18 can enroll. We'll group students within the class into cohorts based on age and previous experience. We have several teaching assistants who will make sure that each cohort is appropriately challenged.
Do I need to own a copy of Minecraft to use this software?
Yes. You can get at minecraft.net.
Do I need to bring a laptop?
Yes. PCs and Apple laptop with wifi that runs Windows, iOS or Linux. If you don't have a laptop let us know and we'll see what we can do.
What will the students learn?
Students will learn coding concepts like loops, functions, and conditionals, refactoring, event-driven programming, object-oriented programming, and best practices in software engineering. All the while, students are learning how to mod Minecraft, making it incredibly fun.