February courses begin the week of February 5 … that’s only a couple of weeks away!
NEW for February is our very special Virtual Reality (VR) course for kids in grades 4 to 8.
VR (and AR or Augmented Reality) are the next big things in technology especially as the cost of the equipment steadily drops making it more affordable for most families. (Stay tuned as we’ll be writing a primer on the types of VR equipment available if you are interested in purchasing one).
Thanks to Google, they’ve developed the Google Cardboard which uses your smartphone to provide a VR experience. And, we’re using this affordable alternative to teach kids about VR and how to make VR games.
Our new course, VR GameMaker, is an 8-week course where the kids learn how to use the Unity program as well as get a basic introduction to C# coding. Because we will be using the actual software and computer language that professional game designers use, we must limit the registration to older children. (Parents of younger children, don’t despair! We’re currently working on a special VR course specifically geared towards your young ones!).
Obviously, it takes more than 8-weeks of dedicated studying and tinkering to become expert in these programs. Our goal, with this course, is to give the students a basic understanding and familiarity with the software and coding involved in making a VR game and hopefully spur them to continue their learning.