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Minecraft Mod Oct. 6th Full Week Afternoons

Newton's Attic

Monday, October 6, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510
Monday, October 6, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510

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What's Included

By popular demand, we have added additional sessions of the previously sold out Minecraft Mod class and have included revisions to the curriculum to allow students as young as 9 to join in (previously for 11+). We have structured this class to be multi-level by giving the younger students tools they can use to create mods without having to get into serious coding, and then letting them work at their own pace while moving into Java coding for the older and/or more advanced students. The small class size (maximum 8 students) will allow students of different ages and abilities to work at their own pace and continue to develop their skills. This class has been modified to include younger students, but we we will not make exceptions for students younger than nine. We want to be sure all students, whether they are nine or 15, have a good experience. Early in the week, the students will be introduced to MCreator, a program used to make Minecraft mods without programming knowledge. It is easy to use, and can be learned quickly. Once students are up and running with MCreator, older or more advanced students will dive into the world of cubes and coding as they work with the popular video game Minecraft and use Java code as well as sound and image editing software to make their own resource pack and eventually a mod for the game. The mods will be limited in depth of changes to the game but will set the basis for future modifications that the student may want to make. The class will teach students to work with the code of other developers and to read and decipher pre-existing code, a common practice in the software development field. No previous programming experience is required, but students must have a Minecraft account prior to joining the class. If students would like to work on code outside of class, they should bring a flash drive. Instructor: Ryan Norton

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Newton's Attic, a nonprofit founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, is dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences and providing STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers. Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes and summer camps.

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