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2021 Holiday Camps:

Minecraft CodeThinker 5-Day Camp

Suitable for Kids Ages 8 to 12

5-Day Camp, 2-Hours/Day

Learn to Code with Daily Coding Exercises and Projects

Recorded Lessons for After-Class Review

Join our Proprietary Online Learning Platform – Computhink Student Portal

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.”

Class Structure

5-Day Holiday Camp
2-Hours/Day
Daily Coding Projects

Small Class Size

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

Location

Onsite Class – Computhink@TPYLibrary / or
Online Class – Zoom Virtual Classroom

Equipment

Laptops provided for students attending onsite classes

Camp Outline

At Computhink, we believe that the best way to learn to program is to learn it the fun way! The coding activities that students do while they learn must make sense and be relevant to our students so that they will want to learn how to do it.

In the Minecraft (Education Edition) world, we encourage our student’s innate curiosity and interest and assign them challenges that have to be solved by code. Students will write code to solve puzzles or build structures with a personal robot/ agent.

Joining this camp will help spark the interest in coding and computational thinking, and inspire students to want to try out their newfound skills. Students will learn the basics of coding and help them gain essential Computational Thinking skills. The class sizes are kept small at 6 students per class to ensure teachers can spend time helping individual students.

Day 1 and 2: 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

Day 3: Data variables & If-else conditions

  • What are Variables?
  • Using Data variables in calculations and projects
  • Conditions and If-Then-Else
  • Making decisions in code using conditions
  • Using Conditions and Loops

Day 4: Understanding 3D space (X, Y, Z coordinates)

  • 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

Day 5: Final Build Challenge

  • Diving Deeper into Data Variables
  • Making decisions in code using conditions
  • Using Conditions and Loops for Final Building Challenge
  • Building Challenge 2

2021 October Holidays

PSLE Marking Week: October 18 – 21

Minecraft CodeThinker

For Ages 8 to 12

Oct 18th – Oct 21st 2021

Camp Slots:

4-Day Camp, 2 Hours/Day (Monday – Thursday)

Step 1: Choose a Camp 

Camp 1. October 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st

Step 2. Choose a Time Slot

  • Slot A. 9.00 am – 11.00 am  (Onsite Class)
  • Slot B. 12.30 am – 2.30 pm (Onsite Class)

 – Last updated: 01 Sep 2021 –

* The October Camp is a 4-Day Camp with reduced fees. Camp Challenges/Activities have been reduced and adjusted to fit the 4-Day Camp Schedule.

$320 ($60 off!)

$260

Early Bird Discount: Enjoy $60 Off!

*Limited to first 10 sign-ups. Use code early60 upon checkout.

Have questions?

Send us a message via Whatsapp

2021 Year-End Holidays

November 29th 2021 – January 14th 2022

Minecraft CodeThinker

For Ages 8 to 12

Nov 29th 2021 – Jan 14th 2022

Camp Slots:

5-Day Camp, 2 Hours/Day (Monday – Friday)

Step 1. Choose a Camp

  • Camp 1. Nov 29 – Dec 3 
  • Camp 2. Dec 6 – Dec 10
  • Camp 3. Dec 13 – Dec 17
  • Camp 4. Dec 20 – Dec 24
  • Camp 5. Jan 4 – Jan 7
  • Camp 6. Jan 10 – Jan 14

 

Step 2. Choose a Time Slot

For Camp 1 – 4

  • Slot A. 8.30 am – 10.30 am (Onsite / Online)
  • Slot B. 11.00 am – 1.00 pm (Onsite / Online)
  • Slot C. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (Online Only)
  • Slot D. 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm (Online Only)

For Camp 5 & 6

  • Slot A. 9.00 am – 11.00 am (Onsite)
  • Slot B. 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm (Onsite)

    *Onsite Classes will be held at our centre located at Toa Payoh Library (Side Entrance),
    Online Classes will be conducted via our Virtual Zoom Classrooms.


     – Last updated: 01 Sep 2021 –

    $400 ($80 off!)

    $320

    Early Bird Discount: Enjoy $80 Off!

    *Limited to first 50 sign-ups. Use code early80 upon checkout.

    Have questions?

    Send us a message via Whatsapp

    Learning Tools

    The Minecraft CodeThinker Camp is a specially curated camp for the 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. Computhink Student Portal

    Computhink Student Portal is Computhink’s proprietary system for our student’s learning needs, where students will log in every day, and find notes, exercises, short videos, and video recordings explaining concepts for the day.

    2. Onsite Classes / or Online Classes

    Onsite Classes are conducted with Safe Distancing Measures in place in our spacious classrooms in Computhink.

    *In the event of any disruptions due to COVID-19, classes will be switched to Online mode using Zoom.

    Dedicated Online Classes are conducted on Zoom Virtual Classrooms. Logon and account instructions will be emailed to you.

    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. Challenges and Assessments

    Students will be given coding challenges throughout their 5 days to test their understanding. Our lessons are enquiry based to help your child learn better.

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

    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 our web-chat below, or WhatsApp/Telegram us at +65 8858 6173

     

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    What Our Parents Are Saying

    “Thanks a lot for delivering the class in a very interesting manner. My daughter is able to follow the class very well. This is definitely a good exposure, thanks for the impressive introduction!”

    – Ms Lim

    “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.”

    - Mrs Lim

    “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

    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.

    Do I need to prepare anything for this camp?

    Onsite Classes: Laptops will be provided for students attending our onsite classes. You may bring along a jacket and a water bottle for your child.

    Online 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.

    How are Online 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 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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