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The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take this class. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Session 1: Ages 8-11 Session 2: Ages 11-14*Compatible with Windows OS only.


July 26-30, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
July 26-30, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.


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Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Session 1: Ages 8-11 Session 2: Ages 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.


July 19-23, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
July 19-23, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
August 9-13, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
August 9-13, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages 8-11 and 11-14*Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.


June 21-25, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
June 21-25, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Inventor's League - Prototyping for the Future!Become an inventor of the future! Learn 'rapid prototyping' and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.


July 12-16, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
July 12-16, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Session 1 Ages 11 -14Session 2: Ages: 8-11 *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.


August 2-6, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
August 2-6, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Session 1 Ages: 8-11Session 2 Ages: 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition


July 12-16, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
July 12-16, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Session 1: Ages 8-11 Session 2: Ages 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Purchase Minecraft Java Edition


August 9-13, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
August 9-13, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Python Programmers Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14 *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.


June 14-18, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
June 14-18, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX's fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Session 1: Ages 8-11 Session 2: Ages 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.


August 2-6, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
August 2-6, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Rocket Kart Racers: Design A Mario Kart® Style GameOn your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages 8-11 and 11-14*Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only and requires a 64-bit operating system.


June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
Virtual Reality: The Future is Now Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. A cardboard VR headset is optional for this course. Students may order one from blackrocket.com/store, take the class without a headset, or use any headset that works with a mobile phone. VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. *Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS.


June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends; this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! Student projects are available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Session 1: Ages 11-14 8:30 - 11:30 am. Session 2: Ages 8-11 12:30 - 3:30 pm. *A webcam is required. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system.


July 19-23, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
July 19-23, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE
YouTube® Content Creators Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it's time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don'ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages 8-11 and 11-14*A webcam is required for this course and it is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.


June 21-25, 2021, 08:30am, ONLINE
June 21-25, 2021, 12:30pm, ONLINE