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Prerequisites:  Student should be able to read simple chapter books and have a solid understanding of computer Minecraft. The $26.95 computer Minecraft.net game is required prior to enrolling in a course.

NOTE: If you have a Windows 10 computer, please be sure to buy the Computer Version, not the Windows 10 Version of Minecraft. 

Time Spent:  Your student will spend approximately 2-4 hours per week on their assigned work and Minecraft gameplay.

Program Overview

Each self-paced course includes the following:

  • “Getting Started” week that includes an orientation lesson and practice Minecraft assignment
  • six academic units designed to be completed at a rate of one per week
  • two or more live events per week (optional)
  • access to our Minecraft server with weekly Minecraft builds that solidify your learning
  • 24/7 phone support and in-game staff and moderators

Each week your student will have from Monday to Friday night to complete 3 assignments.

  • Learn It – This is a learning activity that is made up of a combination of reading and videos.  In many of the classes, an optional hands-on activity is also included in this section.  This activity should take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Quiz – The quiz is multiple choice, true/false, and matching.  There are 5 to 10 questions.  The system will grade your quiz on submission.  This activity should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
  • Project in Minecraft – This project is designed for completion on our Multiplayer Minecraft server. Projects very from builds to adventures to experiments, depending on the topic of study.  This activity should take 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

Cost

Prices are based on enrolling in one 6-week course.  We suggest that students in this age group take a maximum of 2 courses per session.

Cost per Ungraded Course:        $15
Optional Grading:…                   ..        add $5
Optional Grade Portfolio:….….        ..add $5 (View Sample Portfolio)

Pick From These Great Series of Courses

Our courses are arranged into series. Each series will have 4 to 6 courses and the series is designed to take a full academic year. You are welcome to start at the beginning of a series or pick and choose the individual courses that are appropriate for your student.

2ndmath

2nd Grade Math Series

Each week your student will learn one or more new concepts and then practice what they have learned in Splash Math.  This is a full program that you purchase in 6 week increments.  You may start in any session, but must start with course 1 in the series.  Once the math concepts are mastered, your student will apply what they have learned in the Minecraft world.  PLEASE NOTE that you must have an iPad and will need to purchase the Splash Math App from the App Store for an additional $9.95.
View Courses in the Series     |     View Splash Math Listing of Topics     |     Enroll Now

3rdmath

3rd Grade Math Series

Each week your student will learn one or more new concepts and then practice what they have learned in Splash Math.  This is a full program that you purchase in 6 week increments.  You may start in any session, but must start with course 1 in the series.  Once the math concepts are mastered, your student will apply what they have learned in the Minecraft world.  PLEASE NOTE that you must have an iPad and will need to purchase the Splash Math App from the App Store for an additional $9.95.
View Courses in the Series     |     View Splash Math Listing of Topics     |     Enroll Now

4th5thmath

4th Grade Math Series

Each week your student will learn one or more new concepts and then practice what they have learned in Splash Math.  This is a full program that you purchase in 6 week increments.  You may start in any session, but must start with course 1 in the series.  Once the math concepts are mastered, your student will apply what they have learned in the Minecraft world.  PLEASE NOTE that you must have an iPad and will need to purchase the Splash Math App from the App Store for an additional $9.95.
View Courses in the Series     |     View Splash Math Listing of Topics     |     Enroll Now

redstoneRedstone Academy Lite 

What is redstone?  How can it be used? What does it have to do with math, engineering, and the real world? This series will start with learning the basic redstone components and will move up to some really exciting redstone machines that will amaze your friends! Once you have mastered the basics, you can move on to the next level and begin designing your own redstone contraptions.
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weatherScience Sampler Series

Join us on an adventure through the major divisions of science! You will begin your journey with an exciting adventure through the amazing world of animals and the magical world of plants. Be careful where you choose to live as you launch into the powerful world of seasons and weather next. Delving into the science of matter is guaranteed to surprise you too! A look at the forces of our world will be a fascinating finish as you answer the question, “Does Minecraft follow the laws of of our own world?”.
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rounded_cornersFun with Science Series

Are you looking for a science series with a focus on the concept of exploration? Then this series is perfect for you! Start this series off with an exploration of the ancient world of dinosaurs and a study of our natural resources. Learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Journey through the amazing habitats in our world and Minecraft. Become a scientist as you perfect your scientific method. Finally, end the year with some amazingly weird science as we join Smarter Every Day as they hunt down the ways science can be just plain wacky.
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communityMy World Series

Did you know that belonging to the GamED Academy Minecraft Server makes you part of a community? Do you have any responsibilities?  What are your rights? What is geography? Are you ready to be president of GamED Academy? Can you imagine life without electricity? In this fascinating social studies series, you will discover the answers to these questions as you dig into what it means to be part of our amazing world. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work for the GamED community!
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Ancient History Series

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Have you ever heard of Mesoamerica and the Agricultural Revolution? Start off this fast paced race through history by touring these spectacular cultures and events. Next, jump into the amazing cultures and traditions of Ancient Greece and Egypt before falling into the Middle Ages.  Before long, you will be on an epic journey through Ancient China before crossing the ocean to journey through the ancient lands of both South and North America. This is a journey that you will have to see to believe.
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If you need help choosing a course or to register over the phone, please call 616.433.2787.

 

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