Learn How to Code with Minecraft

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There is a common misconception that Minecraft is just a game. However, Minecraft has powerful coding capacities and children can start learning in languages such as block coding and end in complex languages such as Java and Python.

Platform used: Minecraft https://educommunity.minecraft.net/hc…

The coding language used is Microsoft MakeCode

Time: about 1 hour

Concepts tackled: design thinking, growth mindset coding, design

Goal: To bring children’s Minecraft skills to the next level, changing the game from a “”block to block”” building to a coding building.

Target audience: Grades 5-8

Takeaway message: Coding with Minecraft will allow kids to do more than just placing blocks. Kids will learn about loops, Minecraft agents, coordinates, and true or false statements.

Nikolas Zetouni

Head of Operations at Coded Minds

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