Today for our fourth day of Scratch Camp in Edmond, Oklahoma, at The Div as part of the Div Jr Program, my 14 year old son (Alexander) joined us and shared several things. Before we got started with our second day focusing on game development in Scratch, I shared two amazing Minecraft videos Alex found in the last couple weeks. While Minecraft is different in many ways from Scratch, it IS a creative development environment and part of my introductory goal today was getting the students (who range from incoming 3rd graders through incoming 8th graders) thinking about how many different doors of opportunity game development can provide for them. Here are the two videos I shared, thanks to Alexander’s recommendations.
I’ve added both of these to my Minecraft video YouTube playlist.
Learn more about game design with Scratch by checking out our July 2012 Scratch Camp Curriculum, particularly day 3 and day 4. Scratch ROCKS, and it’s a blast to work with clever kids who have fun making their OWN creative games!
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