Using Minecraft to Teach Important Computer Skills

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Using Minecraft to Teach Important Computer Skills

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As a blogger I have learned how important it is to know how to code. And as good little copies of their mom my boys are already talking about starting their own blog one day.  They already do reviews on my YouTube channel.  They are also big fans of video games, in particular the very popular Minecraft game.  And in school they are learning so much more in computer class than I ever did.  They actually come home and teach me a few things.  

The reason I am mentioning both the game as well as what they are learning in school is because after looking into the game (yes,  I am one of those moms that doesn’t allow their kids to play any games I haven’t researched) I realized how much they can learn from it.  

Reasons Why Kids Should Learn to Code

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  1. Ideas will become reality. If they can dream it, they can build it with a computer!
  2. Code is one of the world’s most used languages. Across the world, coders are using the same language to build websites and programs for others to use.
  3. Kids learn faster when they are young.
  4. Coding encourages critical thinking and problem solving.
  5. Open your child to possibilities. With coding experience, kids can apply for computer science internships and jobs.

About Youth Digital’s Mod Design program

One great way for kids to learn how to code is using Youth Digital‘s Mod Design program. The mission of this program, and all of Youth Digital’s programs, is to empower kids to create with technology. Minecraft kids will learn to modify the game with this year-long online course that teaches kids programming with Java™. Code their own Minecraft mod from start to finish and watch as the end result becomes a unique, shareable Minecraft mod that they built from scratch.YouthDigital Educents1

  • For Minecraft kids ages 8 to 13
  • Kids learn at their own pace
  • Lessons are easy to follow (minimum adult help needed)
  • Students must already have Minecraft for PC or Mac

Youth Digital’s courses are available at a discount on Educents.com.

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