Modding in Minecraft is one of the best way for kids to learn computer science – giving students the chance to make the popular video game Minecraft their own.
By modifying (modding) Minecraft’s underlying code, kids create powerful objects and special powers that do not normally exist in the game. Learning to code their own mods from the ground up, students literally “hack” the game and write their own rules, all while learning Java (a widely used programming language.)
Modding in Minecraft allows students to use their imaginations to create custom, unique mods.
We offer two versions of this class – Modding ICE and Modding FIRE.
In these classes, students will help their Minecraft character survive the icy plains or the sweltering desert by creating tools, food, armor, weapons, blocks, and more.
These exciting new coding skills can transfer directly to the real-world, where any program can be created.
No prior coding or Minecraft experience is necessary.
Modding Ice and Modding Fire can be taken in any order.
Once students have completed Modding in Minecraft, depending on grade level, we recommend Design with Python.
Students will build, edit, and explore a full course of fun and educational projects in Minecraft.
In this course kids will be able to recreate a number of real life structures in-game, while learning about a variety of important topics including architecture, physical, and circuitry. Students will love learning how to make a farmhouse, a roller coaster, and even a Rube Goldberg machine.
In the 18-week Minecraft Club course, instructors will guide your child through the game, first learning how to move and explore, before moving on to building and crafting. Classes start at the very beginning, so students don’t need prior experience with Minecraft or coding. At the end of the course, kids will have the knowledge and creativity to make projects on their own. Turn your child’s love of Minecraft into a memorable experience.
What makes our Modding in Minecraft different?
Many programs use “copy and paste” functionality to make these classes more fun for the kids. Often, the class becomes about playing the game and parents are unsure if their child has grasped the programming fundamentals. In our courses, we do not use a “copy and paste” approach. We balance the complexity of programming concepts with an engaging interface, multiple teaching tools, and age-appropriate focus.
Benefits of Modding in Minecraft
Learn basics of Java through real programming, not cut and paste
Personalized instruction based on Minecraft familiarity
Provides opportunity to CREATE through coding
Empowers students to “own” the game