Coding for Kids: Learn to program with Minecraft
What you'll learn
- Create and run your own programs within Minecraft to create fantastic structures, mob teams and funny potions
- Learn the basic principles of programming, with functions, logic, loops and variables
- Share your creations on a Minecraft server with other players who play and program with you
- Use Minecraft as a fun and engaging learning tool to learn and practice the fundamentals of coding
- Give children the opportunity to move from being passive players to active game creators
- Parents will learn more about the interests, preferences, and cognitive potential of their children
- 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 less than 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 easiest, quickest and most engaging way to introduce children to programming.
What kind of experience will the course provide:
Kids will feel like they are playing a game instead of being in a class because coding becomes a tool that gives them new possibilities in Minecraft. The lessons are very hands-on with many examples that can be customized on the fly leaving full freedom for experimentation. The community of active players on our Minecraft server maintains the interest and motivation of children to finish the course.
Good value for money!
This course has the same content as our teacher-led class but is sold at a fraction of the cost.
Kids are very motivated to follow the course because it ties coding with Minecraft, a game that they like and feel comfortable with.
The setup is very easy. The programming interface is a simple online web page and the standard Minecraft game is used.
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 is intended to give kids a chance to try programming and open a door in choosing a future profession.
Don't wait to sign up. This course can change their future!
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed to introduce girls and boys from 8 to 14 years old to the world of programming in a fun way. The lessons are designed for beginners but are also well suited to those who already have some coding experience.
- 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.