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Getting Started

Getting Started: Rocket League

Overview

Rocket League is a free-to-play game available from Epic Games. To download, install the Epic Games Launcher, sign up for an account, and download Rocket League for free from the store.

  1. Go to the Epic Games website
  2. Download the Launcher by clicking “GET EPIC GAMES” in the top right
  3. When prompted, download the file and install the Launcher
  4. Sign up for an account
  5. Access the store to purchase and download Rocket League

Rocket ID and Friends Lists

To connect on Rocket League, you’ll need to add your coach and club members to your friends list.

This lets you connect and play with your friends in tournaments.

Rocket ID: Green Arrow
Friends list: red Arrow

Rocket League Challenges

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Getting Started: Fortnite

Overview

Fortnite is a free-to-play game available from Epic Games. To download:

  1. Go to the Epic Games website
  2. Download the Launcher by clicking “GET EPIC GAMES” in the top right
  3. When prompted, download the file and install the Launcher
  4. Sign up for an account
  5. Access the store to purchase and download Fortnite

Epic ID and Friends Lists

To connect on Fortnite, you’ll need to add your coach and club members to your friends list.

This lets you connect and play with your friends in tournaments.

Epic ID: Red Arrow

Find your Epic ID at the bottom-left of the launcher.

Fortnite Challenges

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Getting Started

Getting Started: Google Drive

Overview

Google Drive is a file management platform that comes with every Google account. It is a shared workspace to communicate, think, and create together. It can be used as:

  • A storage for your own work
  • A shared space for your group or club to store work

Tips and Tricks

Copy Only Link: Turn a file with a Google Drive link into a copy-only version by adding “/copy” to the end of the link. Example:

 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wOujjkgy9i_tkp7PZEz5X1Vk1Qldy4kWkEfAacN2BWg/copy

Sharing settings tips:

Share your Slides, Docs or Sheets with the Share button in the top right

When submitting a challenge, make sure the link you submit is set to “viewer”

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Getting Started

Getting Started: Google Sheets

Overview

Google Sheets is more than a spreadsheet platform, it’s a shared workspace to communicate, think, and create, and code together. It can be used as:

  • A ledger to track and organize your many projects
  • An organizer for large, small, and varied sets of data and information
  • A shared workspace that can be edited by many at the same time

Artifacts Made with Google Slides

Tips and Tricks

Copy Only Link: Turn a Google Docs or Slides link into a copy-only version by adding “/copy” to the end of the link. Example:

 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wOujjkgy9i_tkp7PZEz5X1Vk1Qldy4kWkEfAacN2BWg/copy

Sharing settings tips:

Share your Slides, Docs or Sheets with the Share button in the top right

When submitting a challenge, make sure the link you submit is set to “viewer”

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Getting Started: Google Docs

Overview

Google Docs is more than a word processor, it’s a shared workspace to communicate, think, and create together. It can be used as:

  • As a virtual whiteboard
  • An art, book, photography, or publishing platform
  • A shared workspace that can be edited by many at the same time
  • A prototype space to understand mechanics and concepts

Artifacts Made with Google Docs

Tips and Tricks

Copy Only Link: Turn a Google Docs or Slides link into a copy-only version by adding “/copy” to the end of the link. Example:

 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wOujjkgy9i_tkp7PZEz5X1Vk1Qldy4kWkEfAacN2BWg/copy

Sharing settings tips:

Share your Slides, Docs or Sheets with the Share button in the top right

When submitting a challenge, make sure the link you submit is set to “viewer”

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Getting Started: Google Slides

Overview

Google slides is more than a presentation platform, it’s a shared workspace to communicate, think, and create together. It can be used as:

  • As a virtual whiteboard
  • An art, book, photography, or publishing platform
  • A shared workspace that can be edited by many at the same time
  • A prototype space to understand mechanics and concepts

Artifacts Made with Google Slides

Tips and Tricks

Copy Only Link: Turn a Google Docs or Slides link into a copy-only version by adding “/copy” to the end of the link. Example:

 https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wOujjkgy9i_tkp7PZEz5X1Vk1Qldy4kWkEfAacN2BWg/copy

Book Margins: You need more margin than you think.

Click ctrl e + g to see the guides - use these to make your margins

Your slide may be bigger than you think. Size it to reality.

Sharing settings tips:

Share your Slides, Docs or Sheets with the Share button in the top right

When submitting a challenge, make sure the link you submit is set to “viewer”

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Beginner ★☆☆ Challenge Drawing Solo Challenge

Draw Your Favorite Animal

Draw Your Favorite Animal

Draw your favorite animal and share it with the Mind Foundry community.

Big or small, long or short, ferocious or cuddly: animals come in any shape and size. It’s up to you to capture the essence of your favorite animal. Try to sketch and draw it a few times before you take your picture to submit your drawing. You’ll be surprised how great of an artist you really are!

Goal

Draw and share your favorite animal

Skills

  • Drawing, sketching, and drafting
  • Iteration and perseverence

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Challenge Drawing Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Make 3D Digital Art

Make 3D Digital Art

Create a piece of 3D digital art and share it with your fellow Mind Foundry players. Whether you use 3D Paint, Photoshop, Blender, or anything else is up to you. The limit: your imagination.

Choose how you make your art: there is no right way to express yourself, and each piece of art you make will only make you a better artist.

Goal

Create and share a 3D digital piece of art.

Skills

  • Visual design and planning
  • Digital world manipulation
  • Composition
  • Art platform selection

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Beginner ★☆☆ Challenge Drawing Solo Challenge

Make 2D Digital Art

Make 2D Digital Art

Create a piece of 2D digital art and share it with your fellow Mind Foundry players. Whether you use Paint, Photoshop, pixel art, or anything else is up to you. The limit: your imagination.

Choose how you make your art: there is no right way to express yourself, and each piece of art you make will only make you a better artist.

Goal

Create and share a 2D digital piece of art.

Skills

  • Visual design and planning
  • Composition
  • Art platform selection

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Beginner ★☆☆ Challenge Drawing Solo Challenge

Create a Collage of Your Favorite Things

Create a Collage of Your Favorite Things

We all have things we love and they help make us unique. Think about who you are and what you love. What goes into your collage?

Try making a list first, and some draft sketches. Look up some pictures of the things you like to help you draw them. Practice drawing them. Finally, put them together and share it with everyone. You’ll be surprised what you can make if you put your mind to it!

Goal

Draw and share a collage of your favorite things

Skills

  • Organization and self-reflection
  • Drawing, sketching, and drafting
  • Composition