Tech Explorer Wednesdays

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Tech Explorer Wednesdays

January 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - January 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Ages 8-14  Give your child an introduction to 5 of the most popular STEM programs that we offer. Tech explorer will introduce students to: Scratch Scratch is a block-based visual programming language used by all ages and programming skill levels. It is the perfect language for beginners to get a taste of programming and advanced users to brush up on their current skills. There is no limit to what you can do in Scratch from programming games to animations. Students will complete different projects to review and familiarise themselves with the basics of programming. The following projects are mandatory to complete to gauge the student’s level: 1)     Scratch Basics 2)     Scratch Art and Sound Students that complete at least 2 other projects to completion will receive a prize. Roblox Roblox is a free-to-play, online game platform where users can create games for Roblox players and play games made by Roblox players. Learn the basics of level design and writing scripts using the Lua programming language. Whether you are a beginner or have experience already, there is always something here for you to build and share with others. Students will complete different projects to review and familiarise themselves with the basics of programming. The following projects are mandatory to complete to gauge the student’s level: 1)     Obbies 1 & 2 2)     Adventure Maps Students that complete at least 2 other projects to completion will receive a prize. Minecraft Minecraft is a sandbox video game where users can build and design their very own Minecraft world. Learn to modify and create unique items and mobs using the Java programming language. With enough patience and discipline, you can let your imagination run wild. Students will complete different projects to review and familiarise themselves with the basics of programming. The following project is mandatory to complete to gauge the student’s level: 1)     Mod Creation Essentials 1.12 Students that complete at least 2 other projects to completion will receive a prize. Python Python is a high-level programming language that uses simple and easy to learn syntax compared to other high-level programming languages. It is one of the easier high-level programming languages for beginners to develop more advanced applications. Learn to make simple games or program an Edison Robot and further develop your understanding of the basic concepts of programming. Students that complete at least 1 project to completion will receive a prize. Content Creation Have you thought of creating content for others to watch? Is there a story that you want to communicate to your friends, family, or even the world? Take photos and footage to build your story. Learn how to write scripts and edit videos using WeVideo. From YouTube, Instagram, or even family videos, let us see what you can create. Students that complete at least 2 projects to completion will receive a prize. Disclaimer Each day will be dedicated to a different lesson, but that does not mean that students must only work on that subject. They can continue working on previous projects if they wish to. However, the subject of the day will receive more priority. Students are required to have a Minecraft PC license, which can be purchased at www.minecraft.netIf your child isn’t sure what they’d like this fun class for beginners is the perfect way to spark an interest in STEM.