Adding ComputerCraftEdu to Minecraft

computercraftFor those students coding in Minecraft with Ken Ward – at Kohimarama School and Saint Kentigern Boys’ School – you’ll need to install a ‘mod’ if you want to be able to continue your work at home.

To be able to code within the Minecraft world, we’re using a mod called ComputerCraftEdu. You will find download details and full instructions for using it at http://computercraftedu.com

(Of course, you’ll also need a copy of Minecraft on your computing device in th first place. If you don’t already have it, go to https://minecraft.net/en-us/)

Welcome to Glen Eden Intermediate

geis logoYesterday, we’re pleased to announced that Glen Eden Intermediate School joined the Code Champions family. 

It’s great to start at a new school and to see so many new young coders joining use. We look forward to some awesome coding in the coming weeks.

If you’d to know more about coding classes at GEIS – or any of our other schools – please get in touch at info@codechampions.nz

Guide for using Qubes

Teaching Resource: Qubes (pronounced ‘Cubes’)
URL: https://www.qubes.nz  —  type into browser address bar rather than Googling.
Requirements: Modern device with hardware-accelerated 3D (Laptop, Chromebook, PC, …), with keyboard and mouse/touchpad.
Supported Browser: Chrome (latest version)  —  other browsers lack compliance with required standards; latest Firefox may work.

 

Login details

Username: {first name} {last name initial} – {2 letter school code}  —  all lower case, no spaces.
Password: {first name}  —  all lower case.
School codes: School where session is attended

  • cp  —  Churchill Park
  • mb  —  Meadow Bank
  • mc  —  Marist College
  • sh  —  St Heliers
For example:
  • Russell Forest @ Meadowbank  ⇒  russellf-mb  /  russell
  • Anna Dapter @ Marist College  ⇒  annad-mc  /  anna
  • Wilma Cargo-Far @ St Heliers  ⇒  wilmac-sh  /  wilma


 Issues accessing Qubes?

If still having issues, email peter@learn2code.nz with:

  • Student name and School where session is attended.
  • Parent contact details.
  • Operating System + version, Make, and Model of the device.
  • The “SHARE YOUR SYSTEM INFO WITH TECH SUPPORT” URL from https://www.whatismybrowser.com/ on the device.
  • A screenshot of the Developer Tools Console, straight after a page reload/refresh:
    1. Open the Developer Tools.  NOTE: If using the keyboard shortcut method, click in the Address Bar then use the shortcut as Qubes blocks those key-presses in the main window  —  https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/console/#open_as_panel
    2. Ensure the ‘Console’ tab is selected.  If the console isn’t docked at the bottom (for the greatest horizontal width) then click the ┇ menu and choose the “Dock to bottom” dock side.
    3. Refresh the browser tab on the https://www.qubes.nz URL to generate a fresh console log.  Wait until the tab has finished loading  —  e.g. http://bit.ly/Qb2018T2DevCon
    4. Take a screenshot, ensuring it shows as much of the end of the console output as possible  —  https://www.popsci.com/take-screenshot-on-any-device
    5. Attach the screenshot to your email.

You may be asked to supply additional information; instructions will be provided.  Thank you for your assistance!

Join us to learn coding in Term 3

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the end of Term 2. The year is flying by.

We are now busy planning for Term 3, beginning after the July holidays, and will be continuing our after-school coding classes at several locations across Auckland. Check out venues and dates at codechampions.nz/term-3-dates/

If your son or daughter would like to join us and give coding a try, please let us know and we can check if a place is available. Or if you have any questions, just get in touch at info@codechampions.nz

A great term’s coding at St Heliers School

20180510_155546This week was the last for our young coders at St Heliers School (it was a slightly shortened term as we had to avoid a school activity in the last week).

Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you enjoyed your coding with Peter and look forward to seeing you again next term.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the coding sessions at St Heliers School should contact us at info@codechampions.nz

Two weeks done already

That’s two weeks down already – hasn’t it gone quickly! We hope everyone is enjoying their coding. Any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

For students using ‘Qubes’ (at Meadowbank School, Marist College, Churchill Park School, and St Heliers School), Peter has written a guide to using it outside of class. Check it out at https://codechampions.nz/2018/05/20/guide-for-using-qubes/

Lastly, we’re busy making plans for Term 3 and will send out information about dates and locations shortly.