Microsoft on TechSoup Canada

Although you can get Adobe, Intuit, Shopify, and a bunch of other companies' software for discounted prices through your initial registration at TechSoup Canada, Microsoft is a bit different in that you have to fill out another application form. What's…

Registering for TechSoup Canada

It sounds like my department's budget for the Festival is pretty slim ($0?), but in case we do have some money and require software, it looks like there are some great deals available through TechSoup Canada. What kind of deals,…

Volunteering with the Orléans Festival

After passing a two-hour interview, I've officially joined the Orléans Festival as "Director of Social Media" :) There are undoubtedly other people on the team who will have a better handle on messaging/marketing and I can contribute a…

Minecraft Camp Conclusion

This is the conclusion to a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. What an interesting four days! Time for some reflection... What Went Right It was fun for everyone. Apart from the pop quiz I gave…

Mod: Moustache Helmet and Superspeed Boots

This is the fourteenth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. The class suggested these two mods on the second-last day of class :) I figured it was simple enough to combine them into one…

Mod: Chainsaw

This is the thirteenth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. This is another suggestion from my class :) Goal To create a chainsaw item that can cut wood really quickly. Relevant Classes Item definitions…

Sharing Your Mod

This is the twelfth lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. Unlike the resource mods we created earlier (text, images), our Something For Nothing mod only works when we run Minecraft through our workspace…

Mod: Something For Nothing

This is the eleventh lesson in a series introducing 10-year-olds to programming through Minecraft. Learn more here. The mod is a suggestion from my class :) Goal Fill crafting table with ... dirt and get 64 diamonds sand and get 64 emeralds…