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Coding: Introduction

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Computer Science

Introduce students to computer science and coding, provide an overview to Minecraft Education Edition and the MakeCode coding editor.

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avatar Submitted By: Minecraft Education

October 14, 2019

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Classroom Presentation

Coding with Minecraft 1-Introduction-Presentation

Educator guide

Coding with Minecraft 1-Introduction-Educator guide

Student workbook

Coding with Minecraft 1-Introduction-Student workbook

Overview Video

Course Overview Video

Learning Objectives

  • CPP.L1:6-05 Construct a program as a set of step-by-step instructions to be acted out.
  • CPP.L1:6-06 Implement problem solutions using a block-based visual programming language.

Guiding Ideas

This lesson is approximately 45-60 minutes, depending on how much time you give students to explore the coding activities.

Lesson A: Minecraft and Microsoft MakeCode (approximately 45-60 minutes)

Please review the Coding With Minecraft Educator Preparation Video and Course Overview document for additional details.

Student Activities

This unit introduces students to computer science and coding, provides an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition and the associated Microsoft MakeCode in-game coding editor and gets students started coding with introductory tutorials in MakeCode.

Performance Expectations

By the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe computer science and coding, and its importance.
  • Play and maneuver in Minecraft: Education Edition.
  • Understand block programming in Microsoft MakeCode.
  • Change their Minecraft world through coding.

Please review the Assessment Guide for additional details.

 

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Classroom Presentation

Coding with Minecraft 1-Introduction-Presentation

Educator guide

Coding with Minecraft 1-Introduction-Educator guide

Student workbook

Coding with Minecraft 1-Introduction-Student workbook

Overview Video

Course Overview Video