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Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade, ages 8+

Game Maker Guide: Design a Space Explorer

Hour of Code Minecraft: AI, ages 8+

Hour of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic, ages 8+

Hour of Code Minecraft: A tale of two villages, Ages 8+

Bing Travel: World Cuisine

Start Your Own Business, ages 8+

 

Beginner’s Guide to Arcade Games: Code your own games

For those new to coding, and to the MakeCode Arcade platform, learn to code classic arcade-style games. In this workshop, participants will build simple and shareable games using creativity and block-based coding.

Objectives:

  • Learn fundamentals of game design
  • Practice fundamentals of block-based coding
  • Explore how to use the MakeCode Arcade platform

Recommended for all with interest, ages 8+

 

 

Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade, ages 8+

In this virtual two hour workshop, students eight and older use block-based coding to create a video game with MakeCode Arcade. Students learn fundamental game and coding concepts like sprites, variables, and coordinates, and use their new skills to create and customize a playable game.  

By the end of the two hour workshop, students will have: 

  • Learned and used key game design and coding concepts
  • Coded a playable game
  • Published their game via a URL so they can continue to play and develop it after the camp

  

Game Maker Guide: Design a Space Explorer

Progress from easy to intermediate coding skills in this 90-minute workshop. Design and code a game to play, then save your project to continue modifying and learning more with MakeCode arcade.

Objectives: 

  • Practice designing and modifying games
  • Practice fundamental and intermediate block-based coding skills
  • Explore how to use the MakeCode Arcade platform

Recommended for ages 13+, or 8+ with some previous coding experience and intermediate reading skills

You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.

For the best experience, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop.

 

Hour of Code Minecraft: A tale of two villages, Ages 8+

Use basic coding concepts to bring two villages together in this one-hour activity in Minecraft: Education Edition. Players will experience empathy and compassion for their neighbors, learn about cooperation and inclusion, and practice social-emotional skills. 

By the end of the workshop, students will have: 

  • Understood the importance and benefits of diversity, including the role of diversity and inclusion in a community 
  • Understood bias and recognize how it may cause harm 
  • Created coding solutions that include sequences, iteration, and loops 
  • Decomposed (break down) the steps needed to solve a problem into a precise sequence of instructions 
  • Iterated on coding solutions to complete a task 

For the best experience, download Minecraft Education Edition before the workshop starts. To do this, help your student go to the website https://education.minecraft.net/content/minecraft-edu/language-masters/en-us/get-started/download.html and in Step one: Set up Minecraft: Education Edition, select the appropriate download for your device. You do not need an account to do this workshop. Please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop. 

You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.  

 

Hour of Code Minecraft: AI, ages 8+

In this free, one-hour virtual workshop, students eight and older will have fun learning and being inspired by Minecraft, computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Using the power of code and AI, students will learn with the Minecraft 2019 Hour of Code lesson to program the Agent to prevent forest fires and regrow a forest.  

 By the end of the workshop, students will have: 

  • Instructed a computer to perform fundamental coding tasks. 
  • Understood basic AI concepts and coding concepts such as loops and  
  • events. 
  • Experienced how AI is being used in the real-world to promote conservation and sustainability. 

Students should organize access to the Minecraft Hour of Code lesson before the workshop starts. To do this, help your student go to the website https://education.minecraft.net/hour-of-code and if you do not have a Minecraft for Education sign-in, you can try a Demo Lesson. Please note that this demo is not supported for Chromebooks. Accept the Terms and select Play. This will bring up the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial. Then select Start Lesson. Finally select, Create World and you are all set for the workshop. 

You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.  

For the best experience, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop. 

 

Hour of Code Minecraft: Voyage Aquatic, ages 8+

Join us for this free, one-hour virtual workshop to take part in the global Hour of Code movement. Using the power of code, students aged 8 and up will explore aquatic worlds and uncover hidden treasure with the 2018 Minecraft Voyage Aquatic tutorial.  

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to: 

  • Create a list of coding instructions.  
  • Instruct a computer to perform tasks in a sequence. 
  • Test and refine their coding instructions to uncover hidden underwater treasure. 

You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.  

For the best experience, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop. 

 

 

 

Start Your Own Business, ages 8+

In this virtual workshop students, eight and older, learn how to turn their passions into entrepreneurial business ideas. Students get guidance on how to create a business plan and a polished pitch ready to share with others.

By the end of the workshop, students will have: 

  • Learned what makes a great product or service idea
  • Completed a simple business plan
  • Learned key presentation skills to be able to pitch their business idea

 

 

Beginner’s Guide to Arcade Games: Make a Clicker game

Learn to code a series of face-paced “clicker” games on the MakeCode Arcade platform to play and share with friends.

Objectives:

  • Learn fundamentals of game design
  • Practice fundamentals of block-based coding
  • Explore how to use the MakeCode Arcade platform

Recommended for ages 8+ with intermediate reading skills and an interest in games and coding.

You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.

For the best experience, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop.

 

 

Bing Travel: World Cuisine

Using the power of Bing and Microsoft tools, travel the world to explore and discover some of the world’s most amazing cuisines and dishes. Collect your favorite ones and create your very own World Cookbook to use at home with family and friends!

By the end of the workshop students will have:  

  • Explored, discovered, and researched various cuisines and dishes from around the world
  • Completed a PowerPoint workbook full of fun, engaging, and educational activities
  • Put together a unique World Cookbook of favorite recipe discoveries

You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.

For the best experience, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop.

Important Note: this workshop requires an active Microsoft account. To create an account, visit https://account.microsoft.com

This virtual workshop will require each attendant to have access to a computer with internet access in order to participate. Attendees under the age 18 must have a parent/legal guardian sign electronic participation agreement and be present while their child joins the workshop.

 

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