8 - 12 yrs
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 29, 2021
3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Students will use the beloved and popular Minecraft platform as a gateway to learning the properties of electricity. In Minecraft, they will design machines that use pistons, levers, buttons, traps, and combination locks. They do this by using the game’s version of circuitry (called “Redstone”) to power buildings. The curriculum is designed for maximum fun coupled with hands-on learning. Robofun believes that good teaching recognizes that each child has their own learning style. Our teachers create an environment that allows students to progress at their own pace, practice collaboration, and fall in love with learning. Programs focus on developing confidence, grit, and the desire to solve problems. Requirements for this program include access to a laptop or iPad and a subscription to the Java edition of Minecraft. Please note that Chromebooks cannot run the Minecraft software.
Other Things To Know
Cancellation for onsite Robofun Programs must be made within 1 week pf the program date to receive a full refund, less a twelve percent processing fee. There are no refunds for programs cancelled less than 1 week prior to the start date.
How To Participate
Attend class via Zoom video
This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.
Reviews for Online Minecraft for Grades 3-6
5.0 out of 5
Based on 2 activity ratings
Aug 6, 2020
It taught so much in every class, teaching not just how to build in Minecraft, but also explaining the real-world engineering principals of these lessons.
I just wish I could have taken more classes!
Online Minecraft for Grades 3-6
Location: Virtual Classroom | Instructor: Ian Oulette , Jasmine
Apr 30, 2020
Joanna said it was exciting and they could discuss among themselves
Online Minecraft for Grades 3-6
Location: Virtual Classroom | Instructor: Noah D
Reviews for Robofun
4.7 out of 5
Based on 52 provider ratings
Nov 12, 2021
It started on time. Activity was okay, just more beginner than anticipated.
1:1 lesson with monotone, unsmiling, autopilot instructor was unbearable Need people who have fun teaching 6/7s Fun-free and impassive, we quit after 45 minutes, I made up an excuse and said my nephew wasn’t feeling well All black background for a 10:30 with a 7y/o comes off intimidating Have parents pre-register for Scratch rather than during class Terms like X and Y coordinates are foreign to 6/7s Breaks every 20mins are ideal for this age group.
Aug 20, 2021
Angelica says it was fun and the instructor did a great job helping her do coding better and always talked about what she did right and how to do things better.
Aug 19, 2021
Jordan is a great instructor. He is knowledgeable and patient, and is guiding my son through Minecraft Creative mode while teaching him about electricity and circuitry. My son loves the class so much that we are taking it again in two weeks!
Online Minecraft for Grades 1-2
Location: Virtual Classroom | Instructor: Jordan VanderBeek
RoboFun offers dynamic workshops for children using cutting edge technologies. Children ages 3 – 12 (Pre-K to 6th grade) come to our studio on 102nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan to build and program robots, design and construct video games and make stop-motion animations. Your child will learn about engineering, coding, and creative thinking. Our work is based on children’s innate passion and curiosity and our workshops allow children to become makers and designers. We run creative after-school programs and train teachers in over 100 schools in the New York City area.