Inventing and Engineering with Redstone

Availability: 2 Available

Date: 2nd Spring Holiday Week, 12. – 15. April, Monday till Thursday

Time: Daily 16:00 – 18:00

Recommended age: 7 – 10

This online based learning activity is available for the second week of the spring holidays. An experienced tutor engages live the students working from home in a digitale collaboration space like Microsoft Teams. Our aspiration is to work with a group of up to 6 students to provide a valuable experience for everyone.

Minecraft: Education Edition offers an engaging platform for computer science education, with features designed to help students learn to code, and apply coding across STEM subjects. In this activity we will learn foundational Computer Science concepts and build computational thinking skills.

Redstone is the Minecraft equivalent of electricity. Amazing things can be done with redstone in Minecraft, such as completely automated farms, elaborate defense systems, cool games, and so much more. In this course we will practise, explore, build and create of what can be achieved with redstone components and innovative ideas.
Circuits with repeaters and adequate power are the basics. Once we have the basics, we will expand our knowledge. Automated processes who yield astounishing results in our Minecraft simulation is the goal. To achieve this, we will take our time, pay attention to every step, and learn from our mistakes.
For teamwork the key is to share knowledge and to brainstorm. As you explore, your knowledge base and skills will grow, allowing you to experiment even more. Who knows—with practice, skill, and creativity, perhaps you’ll become one of the experts that others come to for help and advice!

A Coding Club student account for the Digitaltutor learning platform is included for the duration of the activity. This administered cloud service comprises student licences for Microsoft Teams, Minecraft Education Edition, codeSpark and other child friendly education apps.

Requirements:

iPad / Windows PC / laptop or Mac computer
Installed Microsoft Team
Stable Internet connection

User accounts and licenses are provided by the Coding Club.

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