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2021 Summer Holidays

Minecraft CodeThinker Online Camp

For Kids Ages 10 to 12

Beginner-Friendly 8-Day Coding Camp

Learn to Code with Daily Coding Exercises and Projects

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. – Lao Tzu

Class Structure

8-Day Online Holiday Camp
1.5 hours per day
Beginner-Friendly Coding

Small Class Size

Max. 6 Students
to 1 Instructor
(Min. 2 to start a class)

Location

Online Virtual Zoom Classroom

Equipment

Students will require their own computers with good Wifi connection

Minecraft CodeThinker Camp

The Minecraft CodeThinker Camp is a specially curated camp for the 2021 Summer Holidays. We want to help engage children in a challenging and fun way during their holidays.

On each day of the camp, students will be taught new programming concepts, and practice how to apply them in their daily coding challenges. Students will be grouped into classes with similar ages and capabilities. Class sizes are kept small at 6 students per class to ensure teachers can spend time helping individual students.

 

1. Virtual Online Camp

Classes will be conducted securely online over Zoom Virtual Classrooms and supported by Computhink Student Portal. 

2. Proprietary Learning Management System

Classes are supported with our Student Portal where students can login every day and find notes, exercises, short videos and class recordings.

3. Block Coding Platform

Minecraft Education Edition accounts are provided (free) for students during the camp. This is where your child will have their own account, and where they will code their daily projects.

4. Regular Assessments

Students will be tested on their understanding via quizzes/ assignments/challenges to ensure they are following well.

Minecraft CodeThinker Camp

Minecraft CodeThinker

For Ages 8 to 12

2021 Summer Holidays

From 5 July – 26 August

Camp Slots

Choose an Online Camp (8-Days, 1.5 Hours/Day):

Camp 1 :

Week 1: Jul – 5, 6, 7, 8 (Mon-Thu) AND
Week 2: Jul – 12, 13, 14, 15 (Mon-Thu)

Slot 1: 9.00 am – 10.30 am OR
Slot 2: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm


Camp 2 :

Week 1: Jul – 19, 21, 22, 23 (Mon, Wed-Fri*) AND
Week 2: Jul – 26, 27, 28, 29 (Mon-Thu)

* Jul-20 is a Singapore Public Holiday

Slot 1: 9.00 am – 10.30 am OR
Slot 2: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm


Camp 3 :

Week 1: Aug – 2, 3, 4, 5 (Mon-Thu) AND
Week 2: Aug – 10, 11,12, 13 (Tue-Fri*)

*Aug-9 is a Singapore Public Holiday

Slot 1: 9.00 am – 10.30 am OR
Slot 2: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm


Camp 4 :

Week 1: Aug – 16, 17, 18, 19 (Mon-Thu) AND
Week 2: Aug – 23, 24, 25, 26 (Mon-Thu)

Slot 1: 9.00 am – 10.30 am OR
Slot 2: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

* Updated 2021-Jun-01

$480 (10% off!)

$432

Sign up early to enjoy 10% off

Use code ‘early10‘ upon checkout

*Online Virtual Camp

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Camp Outline

The Minecraft CodeThinker Camp is a specially curated camp for the 2021 Summer Holidays. We want to help engage children in a challenging and fun way during their holidays.

On each day of the camp, students will be taught new programming concepts, and practice how to apply them in their daily coding challenges. Students will be grouped into classes with similar ages and capabilities. Class sizes are kept small at 6 students per class to ensure teachers can spend time helping individual students.

A. Intro to Minecraft Education Edition & Loops

Intro to Minecraft Education Edition (MCEE)

CodeThinker Coding in MCEE

Coding sequences using the Agent

What is Loops?

Building a block again and again

Using loops for building projects

B. Data variables & If-else conditions

What is Variables?

Variable properties and different types of variables

Using Data variables in calculations and projects

Conditions and If-Then-Else

Making decisions in code using conditions

Using Conditions and Loops

C. Understanding 3-dimensional space (X, Y, Z coordinates) & Loops Building

Understanding Compass Directions (North, South, East, West)

Understanding X, Y, Z coordinates and how they tell position in 3-d space

Using X, Y, Z coordinates to plan and build with blocks

Loops Concept and Practice

Using Loops to build repetitive structures

Building Challenge 1

D: Data variables II & If-else conditions II

Diving Deeper into Data Variables

Using Data Variables to customise buildings

Building Challenge 2

Booleans and Conditions

Making decisions in code using conditions

Using Conditions and Loops for Final Building Challenge

Here’s what your child will experience in the Minecraft CodeThinker Camp:

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Experience programming in a 3d environment with real-life educational scenarios using a block programming language.

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Challenge themselves by coding one or more projects every day.

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Learn about the exciting world of technology, computers and the internet.

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Be guided by our experienced programmer trainer via our proprietary online learning platform.

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Spark curiosity and creativity and let your child create anything they want!

Attending the Minecraft CodeThinker Camp will help your child to:

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Experience what programming is, and how it is used professionally to solve problems and create solutions.

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Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset.

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Discover if your child has a talent for programming, and encourage them to specialise their talents in technology.

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Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own game and animation programs!

Let your child learn a skill or two this school holidays!

Sign up early and enjoy our early bird prices!

 

Not sure if this class is suitable for your child? Contact us via web-chat below, or WhatsApp/Telegram us at +65 8858 6173

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What Our Students Are Saying

“I attended this class as a student and it was very fun. it was very interactive and i would like to attend more of them “
Dominic, 9

“Recommended! Good teacher .. good school. Daughter enjoying it! Even at home she keeps talking about it and asking for the next bootcamp. Keep thanking for the idea of sending her there!”

Ms Sarina

“This is a very good Coding School, both my daughter and son learned their coding and building computer here, the Instructors very patient and knowledgeable when comes to computer stuffs. Both my kids love to attend the class there. I will definitely go again during school holiday.”

Mrs Lim

FAQs

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Is there any pre-requisites for joining this camp?

This camp is suitable for beginners and no prior programming experience is required.

How are Virtual Zoom Classes conducted?

We have been conducting zoom virtual lessons for all our regular weekly students from Feb 2020 till now, so we are experts in making the online learning experience work for your child.

Here are the things we do:

    1. StudentWeb Online Portal (LMS): All our notes, videos, assignments, zoom links are available online in our StudentWeb Portal. This is similar to the SLS that our MOE schools use, all our students will have secure access to the system for the camp.
    2. Secure Zoom with Remote Support: We use the paid premium and secure version of Zoom with Remote Support enabled. When students need help, we can remote login to the student’s computers to help them. This is similar to how we would walk around the physical class to help individual students, so the support experience is the same.
    3. Class Recordings: All online zoom classes are recorded and made available to students to view after the class. Students can review the lessons after, and replay parts of the lessons that they had problems understanding.

 

How should I prepare for the Virtual Zoom Classes?

For virtual classes, please make sure that your child has a working computer or laptop (Recommended system – CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent, RAM: 2GB), with a strong internet connection, and a working web camera.

  • For the best virtual learning experience, it is recommended to have a second monitor plugged into your main computer. i.e. you have 2 screens. One screen is for viewing the teacher’s screen, and another screen is for your child to do their code.
  • For younger students of the age 7 to 8, please have an adult within calling distance for the first 15-30 minutes of the class, as they may need help with how to operate a computer.
  • Join the online session 10-15 minutes earlier. We will usually have the zoom session up 15 minutes before the class starts.

Does my child need to download any software for the virtual class?

For students attending the virtual camp, and using their own computers/laptops, they will need to download the Minecraft Education Edition> https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download

We will provide the Minecraft Education Edition accounts and passwords.

How many students are there in a class?

We maintain a small classroom size of maximum 6 students : 1 instructor for the best learning experience for your child.

Does my child need to attend the same time slot for each day?

Yes, students will have to attend the same time slot for every day of the 8-day camp.

Will there be any make up classes provided if my child miss a class?

We do not provide make up sessions, however, we do provide the class recordings and materials for any missed classes.

Do you provide a certificate upon completion of this course?

We provide every student with a digital certificate of completion at the end of the camp.

What is Minecraft Education Edition and what can you do with it?

Minecraft: Education Edition is an educational version of Minecraft specifically designed for classroom use. It is being developed by Mojang AB and Xbox Game Studios and contains features that make Minecraft easy to use in a classroom setting. With Minecraft Education Edition, students can:

  • Collaborate on projects with classmates
  • Document your work and share in class
  • Play in a secure environment with your class community

https://education.minecraft.net/how-it-works/why-minecraft/

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