Digital Media & Technology
Kids work with digital media tools and technology to create film, game and app projects. Let’s learn coding, computational thinking & computer science. Our goal is to help kids learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. We challenge and equip kids to be the creators of tomorrow!
Let’s learn and use code to create animation or build a game. Code is how we make robotics move and the 3D printer print. Learning to code is part of a movement to expose kids to computer science and the power to build games, apps, and learn new coding tools to craft their vision. Our goal: to help kids learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Let’s learn to code then apply what we’ve learned! Teach kids computer science fundamentals, computational thinking, and the power to build games and apps, learn coding concepts and tools to craft their vision. We’ll talk algorithms, loops, conditionals, events, a debugging challenge and use the power of code to build our game or app. Our goal: to help kids learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, essential skills for life in the 21st century.
This updated Education Edition uses the power of Minecraft to promote problem solving and collaboration in an immersive environment. We integrate systems design, coding, computer science, STEM topics and modding concepts. MinecraftEdu is a collaboration of educators and programmers.
We use the power of Minecraft modding, coding and world building to engage and educate. We integrate coding, computer science, STEM topics, Minecraft modding and coding fundamentals in a game-based learning environment. Design and build mods using forms, wizards, textures, animations, energy systems and tooltips. Take away knowledge of designing and building Minecraft customized mods with code.
Kids learn JAVA programming as they design and code modifications (mods) to Minecraft® — including swords, tools, blocks, foods, biomes, achievements, mobs and more that can be played and shared with friends. Kids completing this program will take away: tools to set up the Mod development environment at home, Java project files, instructions to build, package, and share their Mod.
Games/Apps with Swift Playgrounds for iPad
Swift Playgrounds is an iPad based coding app that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. We will master the Swift coding basics and complete challenges moving up to more advanced topics such as loops, logical operators, conditionals, and debugging, building skills in the 3D world. The critical thinking, design skills, and Swift programming syntax learned gives kids the foundation to create their own apps and games.
iOS Apps/Games with Swift new
Swift is Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language for MacOS and iOS. Using Swift, kids learn to create and code an app or game project for the iPhone®, iPad® or web. Discover Apple SDK and Swift, SpriteKit, master tools like Xcode and Interface Builder to access iOS features like gyroscope, touchscreen and more. Kids completing this program will take away their application that can be loaded onto an iOS device.
Mobile GameLab with Unity new
We will use the power and flexibility of Unity, a cross-platform game engine development tool for 2D and 3D games. Let’s level up to learn mechanics, UI, game objects and components to create awesome 2D or 3D environments, simulations and interactivity, and work with character controllers and levels to create epic first-person and third-person games.