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Another BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

SAVE 50%+
Get 1,000 SmartPoints
with
Online Programming
and Design Classes

from Youth Digital
For Grades 3-8

Offer Extended until 04-30-2017 at 11:59 pm Pacific

Special Notice: Great News! Youth Digital has agreed to extend this offer for one more week! Enjoy the deepest discount of 50%, PLUS Bonus SmartPoints!
 

Another Best Deal on the Planet

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present GroupBuy savings for online courses for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their own computer games, apps, animations, and more from start to finish. Courses include:

Coding Courses:

  • Mod Design 1: Create your own Mods for Minecraft© while learning the fundamentals of Java™
  • Server Design 1: Create your own custom Minecraft server and play with friends.
  • 3D Game Development 1: Learn the fundamentals of coding in C#.
  • App Design 1: Create your own app for iOS or Android.

Design Courses:

  • 3D Game Design 1 & 2: Make your own 3D video game.
  • 3D Printing & Modeling 1: Create your own 3D prints & renderings
  • Fashion Design 1: Create a fashion collection.

Animation Courses:

  • 3D Animation 1: Make your own 3D animated movie.
  • 3D Character Animation 1: Create Minecraft animated movies.

Stop Consuming and Start Creating!

Many kids spend countless hours playing computer games and consuming media, so why not give them the ability to create them as well?

A 1-year subscription to any Youth Digital course gives students everything they need, including:

  • Interactive video instruction that regularly asks students questions to make sure they are understanding the concepts and award points for correct answers
  • 12 In-Depth Modules, each with 2-3 hours of instructional material that includes:

    • Interactive videos
    • Trouble-shooting challenges
    • Quizzes to earn points
    • Messaging support and personalized feedback from instructors
    • 24/7 access for a full year
  • Instructor Feedback: Students receive personalized feedback on their final projects and, if they don't understand a concept, they can get fast, cheerful support from instructors.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Please check below for details about system requirements. Be sure to check whether the course you want runs on Windows and/or Mac computers!

With the Co-op's Signature GroupBuy Pricing!

Comparable on-site programming camps can run over a thousand dollars. Each online course retail for $249, but by joining selected GroupBuy offers, members will get 1,000 SmartPoints (per order) and can save 50%, and get it for as low as $124.99!

About Youth Digital

Homeschool.com awardYouth Digital's mission is to transform students from consumers of technology into creators of technology. Through Youth Digital's online classes, thousands of students from around the world have been educated and encouraged to make their own games, apps, and mods. Read more about Youth Digital.

Interested?  Here's What You Do:

  1. Get more information about the courses:

    • Watch the intro at the top of this page.
    • Visit the Youth Digital website for more information.
    • Learn about the Youth Digital learning method.
  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

    In Particular:

    • Fulfillment: Within 15 minutes of order placement, the Co-op will give you the bonus SmartPoints and a 100% off coupon that you can use to get your online course at the Youth Digital website for no additional charge. We will notify you via email when your coupon code is ready. If you don't receive the email, just sign in to your Co-op account and look on your "My Subscriptions" page for instructions, a link, and the coupon code.
    • Shipping: Not applicable
    • Returns/Cancellations: If you are not completely satisfied with your course, you can request a full refund if you do so within 30 days of the expiration of this GroupBuy. Submit your cancellation request at our Contact Us page.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $1.00 to help cover some of our cost of providing this service.
    • Software Requirements: These vary depending on the online course you choose. Select the "More information and system requirements..." link for the product you want to buy.
  3. Complete the order form below no later than the expiration date and time shown above.
  4. The bigger our order, the more we all save, so please tell your homeschool friends and groups!


  
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Mod Design 1

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Retail Price: $249.99
Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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Mod Design 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their own Mods for Minecraft©* from start to finish using the Java programming language.

In this online course, students learn the fundamentals of Java Programming in order to create their own Minecraft Mod for the PC/Mac version of Minecraft. For every item, block, or creature they want to add, students will first design and then code their object in Java . At the end of the course, they will have their own polished Mod that they created from scratch.

In the process of creating their own Mod, students learn the most important concepts of object-oriented programming. They learn how to instantiate new objects, call methods, define parameters, and run loops all in the service of adding new features and functionality to their final project.

Mod Design 1 is a unique opportunity for young students to learn Java™ in an exciting, meaningful way. They should not only come away with an impressive project to share with their friends, but also with a foundational knowledge of object-oriented programming.

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

More information and system requirements...

Server Design 1

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Retail Price: $249.99
Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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Server Design 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-9 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their own custom Minecraft©* server. Kids learn professional Java programming as they design and build their own customized Minecraft server that they can share with friends and play together online.

Learn Java & Customize Your Very Own Server with Minecraft

Traditionally, creating your own Minecraft server has been complicated and requires hosted solutions for your server. With Youth Digital's instructional online course, your student will learn the critical components for creating a custom Minecraft server while having access to a hosted server for up to one year. For the life of the course, students can enjoy endless coding with a targeted amount of playtime with friends.

This unique course teaches hands-on coding that can be created from scratch. And it s not just server access; it s a server that each student can mod for interactive gaming. For the remainder of the course, they can continue to tweak and iterate while continuing to share the changes.

What your student will learn:

  • Learn to code Java
  • Basic programming concepts including:
    • Methods and parameters
    • If-then and if-else statements
    • Logical operators
    • Variables types (strings, booleans, and integers)
    • Instantiation of new objects
    • Array lists and random indexes
  • Use a professional Java development tool
  • Create a customized server with secured sharing capabilities

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

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3D Game Development 1

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Retail Price: $249.99
Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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3D Game Development 1 is an online computer class for grades 7 and up (ages 12+) that gives students everything they need to create their own 3D games.

In this course, students learn:

  • Fundamentals of Coding in C#, a leading programming language used by real professionals
  • Principles of Game Development
  • Unity®, industry-standard Game Engine
  • Start to finish project management.
Throughout the course, Youth Digital encourage students to use creativity, while also stressing fundamental principles of 3D Game Development 1.

At the end of the course, students will have a fully functinonal that they can play and share with friends!

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

More information and system requirements...

App Design 1

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Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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App Design 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their own apps for mobile devices.

In App Design 1, students learn the basics of programming by creating their first app. Students use Multimedia Fusion 2, a powerful SDK, to program and design their apps, and learn both concrete development skills and principles of design.

Students start with a blank white screen, but by the end of course, they will have a professional-quality app on their iPod touch® iPhone® or iPad®.**

App Design 1 is the first step in the Youth Digital App Design Program. The end goal of the entire program is to give students the skills needed to create any app they can imagine and publish it the App Stores.

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

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3D Game Design 1

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Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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3D Game Design 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their own 3D games.

In this course, students learn how to operate and design within a three dimensional space. They gain a thorough understanding of the X, Y, and Z axes as they create complex 3D layouts for their levels.

Students adjust lighting, textures, and materials in their game in order to design a world exactly the way they imagine it. Throughout the course, Youth Digital encourage students to use creativity, while also stressing fundamental principles of 3D Game Design.

At the end of the course, students will have a finished 3D game that they can be proud of, which they can share with family and friends. They can also continue to create new games using the 3D software.

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

More information and system requirements...

3D Game Design 2

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Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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3D Game Design 2 is the second course in the 3D Game Design track at Youth Digital.com.

In this course, students will continue to use the skills from 3D Game Design 1 in order to design how their games look, but they'll also learn new programming skills in order to design their game's functionality.

As students write code in a real scripting language, the possibilities are endless. If a student can imagine something, they can make it happen - they just have to program it!

Students will learn how to declare variables, define attributes, and code if/then statements, and much more. Using this code, students will be able to simulate conversations with other characters, plot complex quests, program artificial intelligence, and generate special effects.

At the end of the course, students will have a finished 3D game that they have designed and scripted from start to finish! They can also continue to create new games using the 3D software..

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

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3D Printing & Modeling 1

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Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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3D Printing & Modeling 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that teachers students how to model, sculpt, texture, and print 3D Models. At the end of class, each student will learn how to order prints of their favorite model that they created!

In this 3D printing and modeling course, kids (ages 8-14) learn Blender -- a professional-level, open-source 3D modeling and animation suite -- to sculpt, texture, arrange and render their own 3D creation, in preparation for actual 3D printing.

The course leverages Youth Digital's interactive learning platform, which includes all of the software tools, interactive videos, challenging activities, exciting assignments, and live technical and instructional support.

Best of all, at the end of the course, students can order 3D prints of their own unique creations from Shapeways -- the world's leading 3D printing marketplace and community -- at discounted pricing.

This 3D Printing & Modeling course introduces the high-tech world of 3D printing to kids. It enables kids to learn cutting-edge technology skills and professional-level software tools while having fun! It makes the world of 3D printing accessible to anyone and everyone even to those that have never seen a 3D printer in action.

This course makes the world of 3D printing what once felt like the stuff of science-fiction accessible to younger learners, while providing a foundation in critical technology and engineering skills. Now, children everywhere can learn to conceptualize, design and print in 3D!

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

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Fashion Design 1

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Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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Fashion Design 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-9 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their own fashion collection from start to finish using professional design software.

In Fashion Design 1, students use powerful graphic design software to create their own fashion collections. By the end of the course, students will have their own professional-looking five-page portfolios that showcase their concepts, color schemes, prints, patterns and outfits.

Just like in the fashion industry, they ll begin by choosing a theme, gathering inspiration, and defining their ideal customer. Then, they ll determine their color scheme, arrange patterns, and illustrate prints for their garments. Finally, they ll illustrate the clothes that make up their unique collection.

Students create their collections using a professional graphic design program called Inkscape (included). While doing so, they ll learn advanced digital design skills that are essential to a variety of creative and technology industries, including graphic design, illustration, Web development, app design, and marketing.

During the course, students will acquire sought-after professional skills, learn essential concepts from the fashion design industry, and complete an impressive high-quality portfolio from scratch that they ll be proud to share.

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

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3D Animation 1

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Retail Price: $249.99
Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
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1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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3D Animation 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that gives students everything they need to create their very own 3D animation from start to finish; learning the fundamentals of moving objects in 3D space, animating a character, and editing keyframes along a timeline.

In this online animation course for kids, students will animate their own 3D animated video! Just like the 3D animated movies we are used to watching on the big screen, students will learn the fundamentals of professional 3D animation!

Students will start with a completely static scene and bring it to life using the 3D software tool Blender. At the end of the course, they will have their own polished animation that they created from scratch.

This animation course is a unique opportunity for young students to learn animation in an exciting, meaningful way. They will not only come away with an impressive project, but also with a foundational knowledge of a professional skill.

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

More information and system requirements...

3D Character Animation 1

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Retail Price: $249.99
Current Group Price: $124.99
Current Group Qty Ordered: 133
Current Group Savings: 50%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
1-24 $162.49 35%
25-49 $149.99 40%
50-99 $137.49 45%
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3D Character Animation 1 is an online computer class for grades 3-8 from Youth Digital that gives your students everything they need to create animated movies using their favorite Minecraft characters.

In this online animation course for kids, your students will will have complete control of every aspect of their Minecraft animation, including the storyline, the characters, and the cinematography.

Course Highlights:

  • Key 3D Animation Concepts: Kids will learn essential 3D animation concepts including keyframe animation, rendering and compositing, camera composition, and more.
  • Character Animation: From walk cycle development to facial expressions, kids will learn the basics of character animation to bring their Minecraft characters to life.
  • Professional Software: Kids learn to use professional 3D animation software, Blender.

NOTE: One subscription is good for one student for one year.

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