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#minecraft code club – day 4 #compile #FTW

I remember talking about it with friends. I didn’t want to teach kids to use Scratch. Scratch was ok, but I wanted to teach them how to code in Java. Even more, I wanted to teach them what it was to compile code and what a Compiler was. People thought that the content would not … Continue reading

#Minecraft Code Club – Day 3 : An Open Letter to Teachers #mbteachers

Today we had a the third installment of the Minecraft Code Club. We reviewed some network diagrams and talked about how Minecraft works over the Internet. For the most part the kids got the concepts which I was just overjoyed with. We then looked at a couple of plugins and showed how we can modify … Continue reading

Minecraft and Elementary Schools: Reflections from 1st session

Here’s the thing. Minecraft is huge. It’s amazing. It’s accessible and complex. Kids love it. I love it. Everyone who encounters Minecraft should love it. Mention that you’ll be doing something – anything – involving Minecraft and kids will pay attention. This is huge, because it’s much easier to engage with someone on a commonly shared … Continue reading

#Minecraft Code Camp – Day 1

Well today was day 1 at Minecraft Code club at my kid’s school. I was lucky enough to have a parent council that was crazy enough to listen to my grand design for how I would teach kids coding by looking at Minecraft Plugins. Even crazier, I was going to do this over lunch in … Continue reading