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Fast Facts About Minecraft
- Minecraft, a “sandbox” game by Mojang based on building blocks, has taken the world by storm as one of the top-selling PC games of all time. Over 100 million people have registered worldwide!
- Players traverse vast landscapes of mountains, forests, caves, and various water bodies. Their characters hunt, sail, and farm while constructing homes and objects by breaking and placing textured cubes in a 3D world. It is the epitome of creativity—limitless opportunity to build, discover, and problem-solve.
- In recent years, the benefits of Minecraft have come to light, with the game gaining traction as an educational tool—acknowledged by many as an important vehicle for engaging kids and teens in STEM fields such as coding, video game design and development, level design, and more.
- Just like reading, writing, and math, every child can learn to code. With the right instructors and teaching tools, getting started is easy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is a Minecraft course different than just playing the game at home?
Typically, kids and teens play Minecraft at home with little to no direction or goals in mind. Beginner to advanced students in our Minecraft courses learn how to think critically about their work with the infinite possibilities of the game. Students create themes, storylines, dialogue between characters, objectives, goals, and more, while more experienced players delve deeper into game design and development, modding, and level design.
Is Minecraft educational?
Yes, Minecraft is educational because it enhances creativity, problem-solving, self-direction, collaboration, and other life skills. In the classroom, Minecraft complements reading, writing, math, and even history learnings. Importantly, Minecraft also teaches business principles, STEM knowledge, and global perspective.
Why should my child learn to code?
Today, 67% of new jobs require computing skills. Coding is as vital as reading, writing, and math! Taking programming courses now can help your child build confidence and graduate high school prepared for a world that demands tech literacy.
Why should my child learn game development?
In our tech-driven world, the demand for talented game designers and developers is growing rapidly. Taking game dev courses now can help your child flex their creative muscles, boost their problem-solving abilities, improve their teamwork and communication skills, and build confidence.
Which course is right for my child?
It depends on their skill level, interests, and goals, from coding to game dev, and more! Our Academic Advisors are here to provide personalized course recommendations.
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