Do your kids love Minecraft as much as my kids do? Do your kids play for hours, have dreams about Minecraft, and constantly talk about it? Are they between the ages of 8-18 and want to earn college credit at UC San Diego, one of the top academic institutions on the planet? Then you should sign up your kids up for LearnToMod (just like me) so they can learn programming and play their favorite game, Minecraft.
My kids are super excited (they keep asking when we get to start),and the best part is that they can start with block programming. This does not have annoying syntax errors and no typing is necessary. This is just like our favorite programming software, Snap. Snap is (FREE) drag and drop programming language that is a great introduction into computer language. It runs in your browser and you can now run it on an iPad!
For older kids who want to learn how to mod in Minecraft, they can start learning Java script. For one low price in LearnToMod you get the block and java and your own server. This way you can share all the cool and exciting stuff that you make in Minecraft with your friends, family, teacher, and relatives. Play with all your buddies and design worlds together!
Maybe Minecraft is not your kids’ cup of tea or they want to learn even more programming. A great place to start is code.org where they have information on different software and programs to get you started learning code. Most of the software is free, but some are paid apps or software that cost a small price for what you may learn.