Introduction

Course description

In this course we explore the Minecraft application, mostly in the Education Edition, which is made for schools and learning. The Minecraft game is based on an open world and blocks from which this world is built of. You can both build and destroy these blocks, thus allowing for creation of natural scenes as well as buildings. Thanks to special functions integrated into Minecraft you can also create electrical circuits and logic gates. A whole new dimension is added in the Minecraft: Education Edition, because it includes an actual programming module. Both Minecraft and Minecraft: Education Edition are paid licensed applications, which require Windows 10 or macOS to run.

What will you learn

  • Minecraft and Minecraft: Education Edition installation process
  • Get around in Minecraft
  • Crate your own world (map)
  • Move, fly and swim in Minecraft
  • Use the Code Connection programming environment
  • Use redstone circuits
  • Use Classroom mode and controlling multiple players in the world

What will you create

  • Simple as well as complex buildings
  • Redstone based circuits including logic gates and traps
  • Automated farms
  • Building a house with an agent
  • Game commands
  • Control advanced features of the world with multiple players

Minimal requirements

  • Online course is for kids 8-14 years old.
  • Computer with Windows 10 or macOS


Details

Age: 8 and more
Skill level: beginner

Instructor

Dan Lessner

Dan Lessner