Kansas students explore virtual dinos in the state’s new Immersive Education “Creative Computing” Club
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015
The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that a new Immersive Education (iED) club has opened in Kansas. The Southeast Kansas iED “Creative Computing” Club teaches computer programming, game development, and design to area students between the 4th and 9th grades.
The Kansas iED Creative Computing Club opened this week in collaboration with the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center at Greenbush in Southeast Kansas. This August the club will be offered as a summer camp experience that is open to the general public and learners of all ages.
Club projects and activities include game design and game development, robotics, Minecraft modding, and virtual reality (VR). Students in the iED Club will also participate in reconstructing the Old Fort Scott army base in the video game Minecraft and also as a fully immersive 3D virtual reality (VR) environment.
As one of several new activities under the Initiative’s Immersive Arts and Culture and Learn to Earn programs both both renditions of the Old Fort Scott army base, along with corresponding history curricula and teaching materials, will be available free of charge to the general public and to schools around the world.
For more details, or to participate, visit http://ImmersiveEducation.org/clubs
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