Kids Coding with Minecraft Education

Minecraft Education is a version of the popular game Minecraft that is specifically designed for use in educational settings. It includes features such as a classroom mode, where teachers can control the game and monitor student progress, and lesson plans that align with curriculum standards. It is intended to be used as a tool for teaching subjects such as math, science, history, and language arts in a fun and engaging way.

Minecraft Education is a sandbox video game that allows students to explore, create, and build in a virtual world. It not only teaches core subjects in a fun and captivating manner, but it also encourages creativity, problem-solving, and collaboration. It is a 3D-world-based game that is best suited for older students and is less focused on the programming aspect.

Visual programming became a common way to learn coding with MIT University’s Scratch. You drag one block of code after the next to create sequences of instructions. Microsoft MakeCode is similar to Scratch. Blocks of code are put into groups and can be dragged onto the coding area. Put one block after another to place the blocks in the same order. You can put some blocks inside other ones. It is also used for electronic projects like BBC Micro:Bit or Lego Mindstorms. 

To get started with Minecraft Education, you can do the following:

  1. Download and install Minecraft: Education Edition on your computer or device. Visit

  2. Sign in with your Office 365 Education account, or create one if you don't have one.

  3. Explore the game's features and tutorials to learn how to play and create in the game.

  4. Check out the Minecraft Education website, which has a variety of resources, lesson plans, and community support for educators.

  5. You can also join the Minecraft Education community to connect with other educators and share resources and ideas.

  6. You can also attend Minecraft Education webinars and training events to learn best practices for using the game in the classroom.

 If you want to learn how to code with us, visit our courses or camps page. 

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