In MinecraftEDU camp, kids become the ruler of their own world, controlling their mobs and creatures while learning to change, customize and edit their tools for survival. Campers focus on game design, but at its heart, the camp is all about the love of building in MinecraftEDU. Kids learn how to code with a block-based visual programming language inside the Minecraft Education’s platform. Some of the major elements that are explored with our budding game developers are scale, scope, style, and choosing the right setting for the story they wanted to tell. MinecraftEDU allows for self-directed learning and leveraging the hundreds of pre-built lessons and tutorials.
For all incoming 3rd through 5th grade
Creativity: players to build and create anything they can imagine, promoting creativity and innovation.
Problem-solving: challenges players to solve puzzles, gather resources, and survive in a challenging environment.
Collaboration: playing with other players, allowing students to work together to accomplish a goal, share resources and ideas, and communicate effectively.
Digital Literacy: improving digital literacy skills by using a variety of digital tools, including keyboard shortcuts, chat functions, and mods.
Coding: offers opportunities for students to learn coding through the use of mods and plugins.
Time management: involves planning and prioritizing tasks in order to achieve goals.
Overall, Minecraft EDU provides a unique and engaging learning environment that can promote a variety of skills and competencies in students.
Sample Day Schedule
Parents/Guardians must walk in and check students in the first day.
9:00-9:15 or 1:00-1:15 Check In and Group Activity
9:15 - 10:15 or 1:15-2:15 First Activity Build/Challenge
10:15-10:30 or 2:15 - 2:30 Snack Break
10:30-11:45 or 2:30 -3:45 Second Activity/Challenge
11.45 or 3:45 Clean Up
12:00 or 4:00 Group Dismissal
**The last day of camp is "Parent Showcase Day". You will recieve the information when you check your child in the first day. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!**
What is the MinecaftEDU Application?
MinecraftEDU is an educational version of the popular video game Minecraft. It is designed specifically for use in schools and other educational settings to promote learning and engagement in various subject areas, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), history, and language arts.
Do I need to bring my own copy of the MinecraftEDU game?
No, NISD will provide a Chromebook that the students to use.
Does my child need to have any programming or robotics experience to enroll in this robotics engineering camp?
No, this camp curriculum is designed for students from beginner level to advanced level. Students with no experience will be given an introduction into both robotics & programming.
Is a snack or lunch provided at NISD TechnoCamps?
No. Students are asked to bring a drink and a snack for the 1/2 day camps. If your child is attending a full day camp, bring 2 snacks/drinks and a bagged lunch.
My child is not within the age range of this camp. Is this camp appropriate for my child?
The age ranges provided are for informational and guidance purpose only. We feel that parents are the ultimate judge of where their child will comfortable. If parents are uncertain, we encourage parents to call us for appropriate recommendations on placement of their kids.