Winter is Coming!

MCU will be hosting a winter camp this season focusing on architecture and interior design with Minecraft!

This camp is 6 days over the next two weeks, with 2-hour sessions each day. We will focus on creative world-building with mini-lessons on different forms of architecture, from Roman to Baroque to Eco Design.

Lessons will be $90 for the following group of dates from 2:30 to 4:30pm Central Time:

December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Attending all classes is not required but are available for one price.

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We’re also going to build a virtual New Year’s Eve ball drop, on NYE! We’ll be on our Discord and on our creative server from 3:00 to 5:00pm Central Time December 31st, building contraptions for an awesome Minecraft NYE celebration. This is free and all are welcome. Just show up on Discord and on our server. If you still need access to either, just reply to this email.

DevDiscuss Podcast: Developing in Minecraft and Roblox

We found this podcast about developing in Minecraft and Roblox very enlightening!

“In this episode, we talk about coding in Roblox and Minecraft with Genevieve Johnson, senior instructional designer at Roblox, and Gabriel Simmer, community and partner engineer at CircleCI, who at 16 built NodeMC, a tool that can be used to build dashboards and spin up servers in Minecraft.

“So before we get into chatting with Genevieve and Gabriel, let’s talk about what Roblox and Minecraft are high level. We’re going to get into much more detail there, but they’re both video game platforms. They both appeal to children and adults and have a lot of players. They’re open, extensible video games. And the reason it’s so interesting from a developer perspective is that both these games have really interesting development platforms. So in different ways, Minecraft and Roblox are very, very extensible. Roblox really pushes this explicitly. Minecraft is a little bit more community driven, but either way, a lot of folks have gotten their starts and programming with these platforms. It’s sort of a gateway activity into our field.”

Listen to: Developing in Minecraft and Roblox.

Promoting digital citizenship: Immersive role play in Minecraft

Bob Irving walks us through the basics of digital citizenship and explains why Minecraft is a great tool for teaching ethical behavior and cooperation.

Promoting digital citizenship: Immersive role play in Minecraft: Education Edition
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