We will spend the first meetings learning the basics of programming and developing logical thinking. Using Code.org, we will learn to write our own program that allows the character to move through the obstacle course, and with Scratch we will create our own mini-game. October meetings will allow you to master the use of the computer, such as typing on the keyboard, mouse navigation, etc.
We will dive into the world of Minecraft, full of blocks and ideas. We will learn the peculiarities of game control, get acquainted with how to manipulate the robot in the game and write programs for it, consolidate the previously acquired programming knowledge (instructions for the character to move, rotate, teleport, count). We will travel to worlds created by friends and learn more about the history of the Minecraft game.
We will continue programming in the world of Minecraft: using programming knowledge (cycles, conditional sentences) we will build large cubes, walls, houses with just three button presses. With the help of a robot, we will build a huge virtual Monopoly game, incorporating our personal tasks. We will end the month with the Hunger Games team games.
We will start the new year with repetition and team games, we will learn how to solve real world problems with programming, we will start using variables - one of the essential programming concepts.
We will dive even deeper into the CodeBuilder system: we will build our skyscrapers, pyramids or even cities with a robot. Working in teams, we will learn to help a friend and understand each other. We will play Minecraft Minigames, go through the obstacle course and visit the International Space Station.
In the last month of the circle, we will focus on programming in a more complex virtual world, demonstrating the acquired knowledge, creativity and ability to work in teams. The last session will be project presentations and certification ceremony.