If your house is like mine, Minecraft rules….everything. Conversations revolve around Minecraft. Motivation for finishing school work revolves around playing Minecraft. And while I love how much it has taught them, outside of the gaming world, I would love to use it more in a learning setting. My middles are still too young to really participate in the classes online, but my oldest could benefit from them for sure. If for no other reason than to learn that Minecraft is more than just a game.
Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. Here are a few opportunities for Minecraft kids to learn new skills using a game they already love:
Youth Digital’s Server Design: Learn to Code with Minecraft – Don’t just play, create! Kids ages 8 to 14 will learn the basics of one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java code to build their own Minecraft server. Youth Digital’s Mod Design: Learn to Code with Minecraft – This is a Java class for Minecraft kids ages 8 to 14. Youth Digital’s online tech courses provide a safe, engaging learning environment for kids to master new technology skills.
Minecraft Coding Camp – In 4 weeks of this online afterschool camp, students in 3rd to 9th grade will learn the basics of coding through their favorite game.
Learn to Mod Minecraft – Learn To Mod is a browser-based software that teaches students how to mod the PC-version of Minecraft®. Great for kids ages 6 and up!! More text is going to go here here here here.
All of these programs are offered on Educents at a discount.
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