Coding in Minecraft

Easy-to-teach coding curriculum

There are educators out there who know everything about coding—and then there’s the rest of us—asked to teach coding because we’ve had limited exposure to coding in some form. So, how does someone who’s not an expert teach coding like a genius? Coding in Minecraft is the answer.

 

Minecraft is the 12th best-selling video game of all time, and 51% of U.S. children age 9 to 11 play it. Coding in Minecraft leverages that familiarity to help students learn the basics of coding through a teacher-facilitated program (read: you don’t have to be a coding expert). Learners are taught basic coding concepts as they navigate through the familiar world of Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition.

Students can easily:

  • Build their own code with MakeCode or JavaScript
  • Collaborate with other students, 
  • Prove their knowledge with evidence-based credentials

Coding in Minecraft consists of three courses. The first two courses—introduction and intermediate—use easy-to-learn block-based coding in MakeCode to introduce beginners to basic coding concepts. The advanced course introduces students to text-based coding in JavaScript, with other popular coding languages in development.

What’s included?

Coding in Minecraft includes:

  • A Minecraft world
  • Curriculum (aligns with CSTA)
  • Assessments
  • Evidence-based micro-credentials
  • Lesson Plans
  • Course Outlines
  • Onboarding webinars (additional cost)

Perfect transition to coding certifications

Students who complete the advanced course are prime candidates to continue in their learning and earn industry-recognized certifications such as Microsoft Technology Associate, Unity Certified User, or App Development with Swift.

Request a demo

If you’d like a free demo of Coding in Minecraft, click here and fill out the demo request form at the bottom of their website: codingcredentials.com.

Prodigy Learning - Coding in Minecraft

[My Students] were so excited about the computer science course when they found out that I was incorporating Minecraft into it. Half of the 7th grade wants to sign up!

C. Monroe