Mod Your Minecraft
Minecraft provides an immersive 3D environment for kids to develop their programming and game development skills.
Kids can build 'mods' (short for modifications) that change the way the game behaves and responds. They will learn how to create their own world, build games within a game and even have a go at playing what they created with their friends in Minecraft!
They'll build their own Minecraft mods using a drag-and-drop editor on the Code Kingdoms platform. While creating these mods, kids will improve their understanding of core programming and computational thinking concepts, and use their creativity and imagination to make thier very own world to play in.
Kodu and micro:bit
So… you’ve done some Scratch and some Microbit. Are you ready to transfer your programming skills to a new platform? Learn how to create a game in Kodu, then power it with your Microbit!
We’ll explore aspects of game development and programming within a new environment, to practise and reinforce programming concepts learnt from our introductory courses.
This is a Kodu game lab
It’s a 3D environment that has its own visual programming language for kids to connect code blocks to program games.
Manipulating and creating a world in 3D is a step up for kids who have been doing 2D projects in Scratch, but they’ll create a more immersive experience.
Kids will also reinforce their programming concepts by picking up a new block based language.
We’ll apply the familiar concepts of loops, conditionals and events to create games, then use our micro:bit as a game controller!
Learning a new skill takes commitment and coding’s no exception. If you’d like to learn about programming, you gotta learn it right. It all starts with committing the time and effort into practising these fundamental programming concepts that make every game or animation tick.