AcadeCoders Blog 2016: MinecraftEDU (July 25th-29th, 2016)

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MinecraftEDU

Welcome to the fifth week of the AcadeCoders session: MinecraftEDU. This week’s session of MinecraftEDU will cover large amounts of creative processes within MinecraftEDU and understanding how world libraries work. The AcadeCoders will be exposed to a new world each day and will attempt to replicate it in their own world’s, build their own adventures, and battle against each other.This blog post will cover each daily activity of each camp day with various pictures and descriptions


Day 1: Monday, July 25th, 2016

The AcadeCoders started off this morning strong with a session of jiu-jitsu with instructor Daniella of K2 Martial Arts. The AcadeCoders were taught various jiu-jitsu techniques and exercises; while understanding the disciplinary concepts of the martial art.

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Following jiu-jitsu and snack, the AcadeCoders were ready for MinecraftEDU! The first severer they were introduced to was a Viking World. This world had various islands with Viking ships, farm lands, and manors where the Vikings lived. The AcadeCoders had the chance to explore and get inspirations to how they will build their own Viking world and prepare for battle.

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Following lunch, the AcadeCoders had a gap of time with no rain and took advantage by heading outside to Academie de la Capitale’s outdoor play area. The AcadeCoders participated in various outdoor activities and free-play.

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Following outdoor activities and play, the AcadeCoders were ready for their afternoon session of MinecraftEDU! While being divided into two teams, they had to repliate the Viking World the best they could by building their own villages. Once the AcadeCoders were finished, they had the chance to battle it out and see who had the strongest village.

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Day 2: Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Second day of MinecraftEDU for the AcadeCoders! They started off the day being introduced to a new world and challenge; Team Obstacle Course. From being divided in Monday’s challenge, this challenge will have all the AcadeCoders work to together in a maze. This maze includes 5 separate challenges full of logic puzzles, archery, ladder jumping, parkour, and comparators.

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Following lunch, the AcadeCoders took to Morrison for some fun in the sun! They participated in various outdoor activities such as soccer and kickball, while playing their own games on the play structure during free-play.

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Following outdoor activities and play, the AcadeCoders were ready to continue their daily challenge of the team obstacle course! Team effort is highly emphasized, so the Acadecoders had to constantly make sure each member was going at the same pace and if they weren’t, we would teleport them back to certain checkpoints so they can keep a consistent pace.

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 Day 3: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Third day of MinecraftEDU for the AcadeCoders! The AcadeCoders started their morning with free-play to finish any challenges within Tuesday’s challenge. Following free-play, the AcadeCoders were introduced to the daily challenge: Skywars – Dojolands. In this challenge, the AcadeCoders are set on 13 islands where they have to search for 20 NPCs and locate each of the notebooks. Each NPC required a trade from the world for a notebook and each notebook contains a written problem of a fraction, decimal, or percent. In the notebook, the AcadeCoders have to copy the number and convert it into the other two forms. Once they have found all 20 problems, they need to search for more NPCs, who require special trades. Eventually, they will make the final trade for the ultimate prize.

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Following lunch, the AcadeCoders took to Morrison Park for outdoor activities and free-play! Despite the warm weather, the AcadeCoders were pumped to be away from the computer and enjoy various activities like soccer and kickball. In addition, the AcadeCoders socialized and played their own games on the play structure.

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Following outdoor activities and free-play, the AcadeCoders were ready to get back into MinecraftEDU! The Acadecoders continued their daily challenge. Many were successful in completing the challenges, but the difficult part was trading the notebooks with the correct answers in order. Overall, fantastic effort in a group effort challenge.

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Day 1: Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Fourth day of MinecraftEDU for the AcadeCoders! The AcadeCoders started their morning with free-play to finish any challenges within Wednesday’s challenge. Following free-play, the AcadeCoders were introduced to the daily challenge: Navigation challenge. In teams, the AcadeCoders were on a scavenger hunt for various items by using the list of coordinates given and using the knowledge from the lesson on how longitude and latitude functions in MinecraftEDU.

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Following lunch, the AcadeCoders were ready for some fun in the sun! They headed to Morrison Park for outdoor activities and free-play. The AcadeCoders participated in various activities such as soccer, skipping, and free-play on the play structure.

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After outdoor activities and free-play, the AcadeCoders were ready to continue their Navigation Challenge. The AcadeCoders were successful in completing the challenge using the built in navigation grid and figuring out how to use the coordinates.

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