Intro to Minecraft Modding
Does your child want to learn how to modify Minecraft rather than just playing?
- Get introduced to Minecraft and textures
- Create new blocks with your own textures
- Create your own new ore with different textures
- Create new items (ie: sword, food)
- Create new recipes and learn how to modify old recipes
- This class will let kids experience concepts outside of Minecraft as well, because they’ll be connecting online on forums, conferences, summer camps and a lot more. Networking is crucial, so they’ll be using their knowledge and the love of playing games with others which will help them in networking with others.
- Reading: Knowing the inventory items is a great place to start teaching children how to read specially because each item has a tooltip which gives a description of that item.
- Writing: After kids have enough knowledge on different items, they can actually blog about items that they have knowledge on. This will assist them in writing process.
- Math: The crafting system can help kids with basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). For example, I need 3 books (1 page per book) for a bookshelf. I need 3 sugar cane for a paper; 1 leather per book. So, I’ll need 9 papers & 3 leathers. So, I’ll need 27 sugar cane for this little project!
- Geometry: While Minecraft world is made up of cubes, kids’ creation may resemble other shapes. Since the environment is made up of x, y and z coordinates; they’ll understand the depth of the environment. Also, when digging out a box for an item, kids will understand the concepts of volume and area. It’s all about three-dimensional graphing!
- Social Skills: Parents can provide a safe environment for children to interact with friends and make playing Minecraft a corporate event. LAN can allow children to play while they’re in the same room (or on the same Wi-Fi network) with their friends. VoIP or game chat can also bring the kids together in terms of socializing. These methods allow children to work together to build, explore, and learn as they develop their social skills; specially teamwork. For older children, they can contribute to the Minecraft Wiki, or any other social platform which also allows them to understand about the Internet etiquette and collaboration.
- Basic Technological Science: Redstone circuitry provides an interactive environment to build basic logic circuits. These circuits can be used by to create and combine them for a lot more sophisticated mini projects or a big project. This can give them real skills for real world.
- Students learn the importance of teamwork because regardless of the task that they’re trying to achieve in Minecraft, they’ll be playing together after they’re done building it!