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HOC Minecraft

Language: English 

Hosted by: Logics Academy

Description: Explore with your students in this year’s Computer Science Education Week an activity around building and crafting in space with MakeCode. Students will put their coding skills to the test as they follow coding instructions to solve puzzles in space. Using Minecraft’s Agent, students will be able to collect samples from planets in space while learning coding concepts in MakeCode such as while loops, “agent inspect”, “agent detect”, if/else conditional statements and more.  

Objectives:  

  • Learn how to develop a plan that describe a sequence of events, goals and expected outcomes of coding 
  • Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to help in the program development process 
  • Follow coding instructions to solve puzzles in space 
  • Code a program that includes sequences, events, loops and conditionals

Register to this session even if you are unable to make it as you will receive a recording to view after the session is complete. 

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email including the Microsoft Teams Meeting link to join the event.
If you don’t receive a confirmation email, be sure to check your junk folder.

How is This Lesson Co-Taught? 

  • Via Microsoft Teams, a Logics trainer will join you live in teaching your students.
  • You will learn alongside your students and gain credits towards your Professional Learning journey in Minecraft.
  • This lesson showcases ideas and strategies that allow both the teacher and students to learn new skills through modelling.
  • We’ll show you and your class how to use Minecraft: Education Edition in this lesson and guide you every step of the way.
  • If you’re teaching in person, project this session on the screen at the front of the classroom as the Logics trainer shares their screen and streams Minecraft live.
  • If you’re teaching virtually, join us on the Microsoft Teams call and share your screen with your class.
  • Worried about student privacy? Don’t fret, the lessons are hosted via live stream, so they aren’t even on camera!
  • Worried about timing? Register and you will receive a recording that you can use with your class at any time!

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to develop a plan that describe a sequence of events, goals and expected outcomes of coding
  • Decompose (break down) problems into smaller, manageable subproblems to help in the program development process
  • Follow coding instructions to solve puzzles in space
  • Code a program that includes sequences, events, loops and conditionals

By signing up for this session, you will gain credits towards your professional learning as an educator! 
You will receive an achievement code to help you gain points towards your badge as you continue your journey in becoming a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE).