3D Game Design Kodu

If you would like to bring this class to your child’s school, please let us know. Or inquire about creating a private 3D Game Design Kodu class.

Class description

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st-2nd, and 3rd-5th

One of the best ways to get a child excited is to allow them to create something of their own. In this class, we enable young kids to make their own 3D video games by using fundamental coding concepts. Kids bring their imaginations to life with Kodu - a visual programming language that helps your child develop critical skills of storytelling, creativity, and problem solving. A great introduction to coding.

For 1st and 2nd graders:

Kodu Play and Kodu Arcade allows young kids to learn the fundamentals of programming at an appropriate pace. We anticipate children will have different levels of exposure to using computers so we structure the class to ensure these younger children are grasping the concepts while having a blast creating 3D video games with a friendly interface and immediate results.

In Kodu Arcade, children will create games such as Pac-Man, King of the Hill, and their very own superhero adventure game!

In Kodu Play, children will take Kodu apple picking, program Kodu to play hide and seek, and even help Kodu find his way out of a maze. Students are encouraged to personalize every adventure by adding in their own ideas.

Kodu Play and Kodu Arcade can be taken in any order. This class is designed for children with little or no computer/coding experience. Once complete, we recommend the next class to be Scratch.

For 3rd-5th graders:

Kodu Plus allows kids to learn the building blocks of coding in a fun, interactive setting. In Kodu Plus (3rd-5th grade), kids have a blast creating their own 3D video games and adventures while learning fundamental coding concepts such as loops, variables, and constructors. Games are visually very engaging and deliver immediate, in-class satisfaction.

Great for kids with any level of coding experience. Once completed, we recommend the next class to be Scratch or Modding in Minecraft depending on grade level

For Kindergartners:

Kindy Kodu is a fun introduction to the computer and basic coding ideas through a mix of different activities. We offer this class in the Spring session.

Linda and daughter Sofia, 1st grade
Sofia loves going to her computer class every week. In first grade, she can code using Kodu. Her favorite part of the class is when she can play the games she created. It's a great opportunity to have this available in the community so young kids can learn to code at the same time they learn to read and write.
Eva and son Gabe 3rd grade
My son is currently taking Kodu with CodeAdvantage. It's amazing to see how he has become so involved in such a serious activity presented in an entertaining way. He enjoys it greatly. He already knows things that I have no idea about! The result is beyond our expectations, now he can create simple but logical and functional games, which I believe is a big deal at his age. He looks forward to seeing his teachers every week. We will definitely continue on with coding.

Benefits

  • Introduces children to coding basics
  • Uses an easy interface to develop 3D games
  • Activates creative expression through visual storytelling
  • Create really cool games!