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9:30AM | Become a YouTuber

$299

with Evan M.

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9-12

Running a YouTube channel is fun and not as difficult as you may think! Students will explore different styles of YouTube videos and decide what style they would each like to use for their channel. The class will then learn how to shoot and edit awesome videos with Davinci Resolve, a free and powerful video editing program. Finally, students will explore the process of uploading, tagging, properly labeling, and creating thumbnails for their videos! Please note, as this is an online class, students will be responsible for shooting their videos outside of class. Class time will be spent on writing content for video and editing.

Please note, students will need access to a device that can record video. Acceptable devices includes tablets, smartphones, point and shoot cameras with video capabilities, or camcorders.

Software: Download and install Davinci Resolve and Gimp

Software for Screen Recording: OBS Studio (Windows), Quicktime (Mac)

Required Hardware: Recording Device (camera, phone, webcam etc)

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Full Course

9:30AM | Create Games with Scratch

$299

with Cara G.

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 7-10

Design and program video games using Scratch! Scratch is an MIT designed programming language that is specifically designed to make programming fun and easy. Students will start with the hour of code and then build several simple games to learn the ins and outs of how to program with Scratch. By the end of the class, students will have originally designed video games to share with friends and family!

Software: Scratch

Please create and set up a free Scratch account prior to class

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Full Course

9:30AM | Intro to Python

$299

with Noreen M.

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9-12

Create interactive text adventure games, quizzes and more with Python. Python is an ideal starter language because it is easy to write, easy to read and is used in the real world, in fact, the entire backend of YouTube is written in Python! Students will start with writing simple projects to develop familiarity with the language and move onto creating interactive text-based games and even drawing with code!

Software: Repl.it

Please create and set up a  free Repl account prior to class

*We recommend installing the full version of Python in the event Repl.it experiences server issues

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Full Course

9:30AM | Minecraft Redstone Engineers

$299

with Patrick M.

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 9-12

Redstone is one of the most advanced elements in Minecraft, allowing Miners to create mechanical and electrical creations in the game! From automatic doors to elevators, there is practically no limit to what you can design and create with Redstone. This class will explore how to use the various Redstone materials in Minecraft through all sorts of projects.

Software: Download and install Minecraft Java Edition on a Mac or PC

Please create a minecraft account prior to class

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Full Course

11:30AM | Animate 3D Models with Blender

$299
Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of how movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ice Age, and more were created! Using Blender, a free and powerful 3D Animation program, students will explore the basics of modeling, lighting, and texturing 3D objects. Starting with several simple projects, students will explore the essential tools in Blender and move onto to model more complex object, like spaceships! Students can expect to complete several 3D models in this class.

Software: Download and install Blender

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Will run

11:30AM | Create 3D Games with Unity

$299
Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 11:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 12-16

Learn how to build a challenging platformer in 3D. Students will use Unity, a powerful game design tool, to explore what goes into the game design process. Students with knowledge of Unity will take the reigns and come up with their own game concepts and dive deeper into game theory. The class will work as a team to solve problems, and by the end, every student will have a game they developed playable on the computer!

Software: Download and Install UnityBlender and Gimp

Hardware: A 3 button mouse is required!

Please double check that Unity has automatically installed Visual Studio. If the program is not installed, please install it manually from this link: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/unity-tools/

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Will run

1:30PM | Start Coding with Java

$299
Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 1:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 12-16

Learn the basics of Java by creating amazing interactive projects! Java is the most commonly used programming language in the world - even Minecraft was programmed in Java! This class will explore Java using Processing, a program used to create graphics with code. From creating simple drawings to interactive animated projects, this class will provide a solid foundation in using Java. Students should expect to complete a variety of projects during this class.

Software: Download and install Processing

Dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20

Will run

9:30 AM | Advanced Game Design with Scratch

$299

with Cara G.

Calendar Feb 27, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 6 weeks

Ages 8 - 12

Learn to make 2D platformers in Scratch! In this class, you'll bring your skills to the next level as you learn to create awesome games complete with gravity, multiple levels, or even side-scrolling! Recreate your own Super Mario or Flappy Bird-style games while you explore what makes video games fun and challenging!

Set up a free account at mit.scratch.edu





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