Coding for kids: Fun with computer algorithms and Minecraft
What you'll learn
- Show your children what algorithms are and why they are very important for the programmers
- Teach your children what recursive programs are and how recursion is used in coding
- Help your children understand the principle of fractals like the Sierpinsky triangles and carpets, the Koch snoflake and the Lévi C curve
- Have fun with your children looking at how Flood Fill algorithms work and are used in computer graphics
- Understand with your children the purpose of the Hilbert Curve for the space filling algorithms
- No programming experience needed. Learners should have basic experience in playing Minecraft.
- A Minecraft License (JAVA version). It can be bought on the Minecraft website for about 30$ US.
- A PC running Windows, Linux or Mac
- No need to install any additional software. We just use a standard browser and Minecraft (JAVA Version)
- The course is intended for purchase by adults. Children and young people under the age of 18 can only use this course if a parent or guardian opens their account, makes all registrations and manages the use of the account.
This is the easiest, quickest and most engaging way for you and your children to learn about computer algorithms. This course does not teach programming. Instead, it shows the inner mechanic of some very famous algorithms.
In the course we will begin by explaining what an algorithm is and then we'll move on to undestand algorithms using simple loops, recursion and some interesting fractals such as Sierpinski triangles and carpets, Koch snoflakes and Lévi's C-curve. Finally, we will enter the world of space-filling algorithms and the Hilbert curve.
The main purpose of the couse is not to teach programming. For learning coding, please see my other Udemy course: "Coding for kids: learn to code with Minecraft"
What kind of experience will the course provide:
You and your children will be able to see how some famous computer algorithms work. With Minecraft, learning will be fun and engaging because the lessons are very practical with many examples that can be customised on the fly leaving full freedom for experimentation. The community of active players on our Minecraft server keeps children interested and motivated to finish the course.
Good value for money!
This course has the same content as our teacher-led course, but is sold at a fraction of the cost. This course is new and constantly improving, so the current price is only in the introductory period and will be increased afterwards.
Please check my Udemy website (search for Visualmodder) for special offers and discounts. (Just click on the instructor's profile page and follow the 'Website' link).
Kids engagement and easy setup
Your children will be highly motivated to take the course with you because it links learning computer algorithms with Minecraft, a game they like and feel comfortable with. Playing with the results of customised algorithms is very engaging and fun.
The set-up is very simple. With a simple online web page we can customise the algorithms and run them within the standard Java Minecraft game.
The course is intended for purchase by adults. Children and young people under the age of 18 can only use this course if a parent or guardian opens their account, makes all registrations and manages the use of the account.
The course has free access to the Visualmodder platform managed by the computer association of Ticino in Switzerland which is almost always accessible but we cannot guarantee its 100% availability at all times.
This is not an official Minecraft product and is not endorsed by or associated with Mojang
What to do next:
This course aims to motivate your kids to learn programming and open a door in choosing a future profession.
Don't wait to sign up. With this course you can change the future of your children!
Who this course is for:
- The course is designed for parents to introduce their children from 10 to 14 years old to the world of computer algorithms in a fun way.
- The course is designed to be followed independently by children, but a parent or guardian should manage their udemy account and enrollments.
I have been teaching coding to girls and boys both online and in the classroom for over a decade. I've taught using a variety of technologies such as Scratch and Lego Mindstorms and lately, due to its great success, I've focused on programming courses with Minecraft.
In my courses, I like to teach in a simple way with clear steps so that students can get their hands on code right away and get their experiences while having fun.
The best way to start a career in IT is to understand that coding is fun.
If you would like to support me in continuing to offer these courses, please visit my Patreon page called LarryCodingSchool