Wednesday, August 1 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Game Design and Coding in Minecraft

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Creating opportunities for students to develop their own games provides an entry point to computer science that is relevant to the children we serve. Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition brings block based coding to Minecraft. Programming environments including code.org, Microsoft MakeCode, Tynker, and Scratch connect to Minecraft allowing students to execute code they write directly in Minecraft. In addition, redstone and command blocks allow students to implement engineering and computational thinking concepts in their minecraft worlds. During this session, participants will see how two educators have brought computer science and game development to their students in grades 2 through 8. Participants will be guided through hands on activities related to game development and computational thinking. Ideas will be explored for educators can incorporate these tools to create exciting learning experiences with and for their students.

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Catherine Cheo-Isaacs

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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Game Design and Development, Bernards Township Board of Education
Steve has been a gamer since the days of Atari and his Apple II+. His parents were initially concerned with how consumed he was with technology. Now they chuckle as he has created a career around his passion. Steve has been teaching Video Game Design and Development for 15 years... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
MIT Tang Center, E51-151 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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