Minecraft Modding (Two Hour Lessons)

Minecraft Modding (Two Hour Lessons)

In this virtual version of our popular Minecraft course, turn your child’s passion for Minecraft into skills for life as we take them on a programming journey through the code of the game.
  • Age
    8 to 12
  • Level
    Suitable for beginner students aged 8 to 12 who play Minecraft. 
  • Date
    6 to 10 April, 13 to 17 April, 20 to 24 April;
    10.00 AM - 14.00 PM; 14.00 PM - 16.00 PM; 15.30 PM - 17.30 PM BST
  • Price
    £175.00
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Important Information

  • How does it work?

    Our virtual classroom teaches your child programming skills in your home.

    1:6 teacher:student ratio with an experienced blue{shift} teacher leading the class.

    With five daily lessons our virtual classroom is a great form of social learning - kids explore code together!

  • Each student will need:

    • A laptop or computer with a high-speed internet connection
    • A headset/earphones
    • A webcam and a microphone
    • An adult to help set-up

    Before each session, we will provide instructions on setting up our video conference software.

  • What's unique about our courses?

    With a research based curriculum all of our lessons are informed by an innovative pedagogy.

    Each course has been extensively user-tested and refined.

    Every parent & student receives a personalised end of week report.

Teachers at blue{shift}

All of our teaching staff undergo a rigorous application and on-boarding process. Each teacher is then vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We provide training and support for all our teachers, and many of our teaching staff have taught at some of London's most prestigious schools. To read more, click here.

Course information

Please note: each lesson lasts two hours. Within each lesson we will take a short screen break, giving students time for a quick breather before coding again. Part of the time in each lesson is also dedicated to set-up and trouble shooting; a supervising adult may be needed to help with any issues at the start of each lesson. 

You can book this class for a group here

Using video conferencing software, our virtual classroom provides students with an innovative approach to coding that balances learning computational skills with nurturing students’ curiosity and sense of discovery.

With a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6, each of our online courses is the perfect opportunity to engage kids and grow their coding confidence! Once set-up within our virtual learning environment, every member of the class can share their screen and other materials with the teacher, creating a collaborative atmosphere and ensuring every student can receive immediate feedback on their work.

Does your child love Minecraft, and want to understand how their favourite game works? Do you struggle to channel your child's passion for gaming into their learning? In this course, students will learn how to make their own awesome Minecraft ‘mods’ and code for the game through a week of creeper smashing, world-building and sheep shooting fun - all whilst learning key computer skills.

Our students will be using a Block-based programming language to code and create their own in-game items, weapons, and structures while improving their programming skills. This course aims to engage kids through creative coding projects in the popular online game, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles. By applying coding skills to Minecraft campers will learn how to use loops, functions, variables, and conditionals, amongst other things. Finally, the students will work on projects that utilise both off-screen activities and programmes outside of Minecraft to develop their imagination and practical skills, which can then be applied to their in-game servers!

Minimum computer specs can be found on the Minecraft website. As part of the course you will need to download Minecraft Java Edition. We will be providing LearnToMod accounts, but you are welcome to purchase your own if you want to continue using your account after the course ends. But don't worry! We will provide more information on everything you need to set up once you have booked. 

Your child will learn:

  • Coding using Google’s Blockly language
  • Core coding concepts such as loops, variables, conditional logic, and functions
  • Game development and design techniques through the implementation of various mini-games
  • Team-working skills through the collaborative testing of multiplayer mods
  • How web servers, IP addresses and the internet works.



FAQs:

  • Can I use an iPad/tablet or a Chromebook for this class?
  • What laptop or computer is suitable for this class?
  • Do I need to install anything prior to the class?
  • I don’t want the teacher and the other children in the class to see my house, can I make the session more private?
  • “My daughter had a great time. Her teacher challenged and inspired her interest in coding and helped her produce lots of cool programmes each day.”

    Sharon