Ages: 11 - 14
Tech: Mac, Minecraft, Eclipse, MC Edit
Skills: Design, Programming
Description: Do you love Minecraft? Why not take the next step and make your own mods? In this course, students are introduced to programming by going under the hood of their favorite game. Enter the Java source code of Minecraft itself and create everything from custom blocks, items, mobs, and recipes. Never coded before? No problem! Students constantly see the result of their growing coding skills in the Minecraft world that they create with their newfound skills, allowing for a creative, engaging approach to coding that fosters design-based thinking.
Prerequisites: Good keyboarding skills and must love Minecraft!