This term we have had a group of children learning to code in Minecraft. This course is not about learning to play Minecraft but about making modifications to a Minecraft world with code.
The course focuses on developing programming skills. As the course is targeted at primary school age children, we use an intuitive ‘drag and drop’ interface, similar to Scratch. All of the children have coded in Scratch before making it easier for them to get started. They learn how to create commands, write automated builds, change the weather with code, and so on. They can join the teacher’s Minecraft world or each other’s worlds.
Coding in Minecraft is a creative way of learning to code using a platform already enjoyed by many children.
In order to code in Minecraft students need a licensed copy of Minecraft Educational Edition, which is included as part of the course.
Our next Coding in Minecraft course is now open for registrations.