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You may have seen moving objects in Minecraft, which uses a combination of command blocks & Redstone. Curious how it works? In this class, we’ll apply the fundamentals of Animation inside of the game of Minecraft. You’ll learn to create a structure, and move it across coordinates, creating multiple frames to bring your structure to life. For more experienced students, we’ll introduce different types of animation, including abstract, time-lapse, or physics-based simulations.
About Empow Studios:
Empow’s learning philosophy based on creative play borrows from John Dewey’s instrumentalism, Piaget’s constructivism, and Papert’s constructionism in asserting that passions, perceptions, and experience play a crucial role in how a person builds and maintains his or her understanding of the world. Even in the supposedly coldly rational world of STEM, love and play drive learning. They are what makes our lives meaningful, worthwhile, and fun. That’s where we start.
Today, much of that creative play (and future work) takes place in digital, virtual, and robotic environments. Empow Studios supports not only active participation and developing literacy in that playground, but also self-efficacy and creativity. Empowering kids means giving them the tools not only to navigate their future landscapes, but be active and intentional creators of it.