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Minecraft Modding with Java: Learn Coding with Minecraft
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CodaKid - Online Kids Coding and Game Design Courses
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CodaKid's Mod creation: The Adventure Begins is an award-winning online Java programming course designed for ages 7 to 15. In this self-paced course, students will learn how to modify or “mod” the source code of Minecraft while mastering coding concepts such as Conditionals, Methods, Loops, Variables, Arrays, and more. Unlike our competitors who use copy/paste and drag/drop instruction, CodaKid's course teaches kids how to code independently using real coding languages and professional programming tools. Come experience the CodaKid difference - where we make coding fun!

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Who is it for?

 

  • Kids aged 7-15
  • Homeschoolers
  • Parents

Kids will learn important coding concepts through the interactive video course that allows for children to work at their own pace! Our mission at CodaKid is to get kids engaged and learning how to code while modding Minecraft. 

The Deal 

  • 1 Year access to the Minecraft Mod Creation - The Adventure Begins course ($249 value)
  • Kids Learn Java coding by programming over 16 Minecraft Mods for Mac or PC
  • Real Coding Instruction - No copying/pasting or drag & drop interfaces
  • Designed for students ages 7–15
  • More than 35 hours of interactive lessons, including coding instructional videos, quizzes, and bonus material
  • Mods can be played in Minecraft game and shared with friends

  • Includes full online access to support team of engineers
  • Includes Eclipse software for modifying source code, and Paint/Pinta software for designing modifications
  • Minecraft for PC or Mac not required

Online Mentoring from Real Teachers

  • CodaKid's course is self-paced and can be taken on your schedule. But what makes the course really unique is that it includes online teacher support from friendly teachers through messaging and screen share.

Customer Reviews

"I have taken every online Minecraft Modding course and CodaKid is by far the best. Their online teacher support is awesome and I really learned how to code with Java."

- Andrew B., Age 13, 8/15/16

 

"CodaKid courses are perfect for homeschooling. They spend time to explain key coding concepts and the projects are fun and entertaining. I like that my son is using real programming tools and learning real Java coding whereas before he was just using drag and drop tools. I believe that CodaKid provides real educational value and skills for the future."

- Christina R, Parent, 6/10/16

 

"CodaKid Mod Creation has been a fun project for my daughter. Highly recommend!"

- Joe L., Parent, 5/5/16

 

Tech Requirements

  • Windows 10, 8, 7, or Mac OS 10.9 or higher

  • Macs must be 64-bit (standard in macs released since 2008)

  • Download speed of 1mbps or higher

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I've had people tell me our 13 year old autistic son might enjoy minecraft, especially if he can create worlds of his own (he's nuts about dinosaurs and computers). Would he be able to create a dinosaur world of his own? I've read that the actual Minecraft game/program is NOT included. Does this mean it isn't necessary to own the game/program to use the course? After all, it's pretty expensive. Having to purchase an additional game/program to do the course is a little much, isn't it? If you are required to additionally purchase the game/program, where do I find it and how much is it?
Edwina
Asked on November 30th, 2016

Hi Edwina,

It is not necessary to buy Minecraft in order to take and enjoy our course. We don't create dinosaurs in our online course, but we do create a number of other really cool things. We teach how to make dinosaurs and other creatures in our academy, and we will definitely try to include some of these modules in some upcoming online courses. Our course is a great way to provide coding instruction in a very creative setting. Our students actually write real software and feel a sense of pride upon completing oiur projects. We provide very responsive support from friendly teachers, and we have taught many students on the spectrum.

While it is not necessary to own, Minecraft is a great game and there are benefits to having it. The PC or Mac version of the game costs around $27 dollars last time I checked. If you do purchase the game, feel free to drop us a note at hello@codakid.com and we'll send you some instructions on how to download some free dinosaur mods that I'm sure your son would enjoy.

If you have further questions please feel free to write ot call!

Best,
David

Answered by CodaKid - Online Kids Coding and Game Design Courses on November 30th, 2016
So I am 14 years old and I absolutely love Mine Craft. But I was wondering: will this help us to create our own mods in ANY way that we want? I am 14 on Friday and I am going to have my own server soon but first I am going to want to make my own medieval mods (it is a Medieval Server). I just want to know if this will go over all possible mod creations or will it just teach us how to do certain code according to what the lesson it telling us to do? Thanks - Spencealot/Spencer
Asked by a Parent on November 10th, 2016

Hello Spencealot,
This course is designed for beginners to start into the world of coding with Java and within Minecraft. This will help with learning the basics of coding such as conditionals, loops, and arrays. This course does this by making swords, blocks, and biomes. Once you have these nailed down, you can easily add new things based on these. For example, once you know how to make a sword, you can apply that knowledge to make a mace! However, this course only goes over how to make a single player mod. Multiplayer mods require additional code that this course does not cover. We are planning to release a video on making mods multiplayer in the future.

Answered by CodaKid - Online Kids Coding and Game Design Courses on November 10th, 2016
I have several questions, 1) Does this course teach how to write Minecraft plugins?
2) After 1 yr is over what can my san do with this program
3) I am not too computer/tech savy, I read that Java is outdated, I really don't even know what Java is, is there an updated version of this ?
Asked by a Parent on November 9th, 2016

Greetings! Thanks for writing! Here are answers to your questions! 1. No, we teach students how to modify the source code of Minecraft (which is written in Java). In doing so, kids learn important coding concepts such booleans, conditionals, loops, variables and more, while learning the skills required to become independent coders. 2. After 1 year is over, your son can still use all of the the tools and make modifications on his own 3. Java remains one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Most importantly it is the language of Minecraft and provides students who are fans of the game that extra incentive to power through and learn a real programming language.

Answered by CodaKid - Online Kids Coding and Game Design Courses on November 9th, 2016
Do the kids get to keep the Eclipse software and Paint/Pinta software once the course is over so they can continue to program?
Asked by a Homeschooler and Parent on November 6th, 2016

Thanks for writing. Yes they do!

Answered by CodaKid - Online Kids Coding and Game Design Courses on November 7th, 2016
Can this be moved to a new computer after it's downloaded or does the child need to use the same computer the whole time?
Asked by a Homeschooler and Parent on November 1st, 2016

Greetings! Thanks for writing! You can copy source files to another computer. Our support team can walk you through how to do this - it's quite easy!

Answered by CodaKid - Online Kids Coding and Game Design Courses on November 1st, 2016

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  • good so far
    Feb 05, 2017

    my kid loves minecraft, and i think this will be a good program. the videos are very clear. he's only 8, so some of this is a bit advanced.

    LILI Y - Member Since January 2017
  • Awesome product
    Sep 29, 2016

    My child LOVES minecraft and this product was a great addition to our summer schooling. He learned how to code, made something that was useful, and had a blast doing it. I don't think I could ask for anything more.

    Kate W - Parent, Seller on Educents - Member Since November 2013
  • Students loved it
    Jul 05, 2016

    I teach ten year olds and they love minecraft! This was an excellent way to introduce coding at a high interest level!

    Traci L - Teacher - Member Since July 2016
  • Yes, 5 Stars
    Jun 05, 2016

    Our family purchased this as my son loves Minecraft and we think coding is a very important skill.

    We like this product for the following reasons :
    It offers 1 full year of access to the Minecraft Modding Fundamentals online course - which means over 40 hours of lessons
    Also included, online access to their support team of engineers
    Kids learn Java coding - they learn REAL coding
    Mods can be shared with friends (and uncles!)
    The price of this course

    What does my son like? EVERYTHING!

    Liz P - Teacher - Member Since April 2016

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CodaKid offers dynamic computer programming and video game design to children ages 6 to 14 using cutting edge tools such as Minecraft® Forge, Eclipse, Blender, and more. Our coding instructors know how to make coding entertaining, and our courses encourage discovery, creative expression, and presentation.

CodaKid's courses are designed to teach kids how to code independently, and give students fun and engaging breakdowns of key coding concepts.

Our founder David Dodge is a veteran video game developer, game designer, and software architect having worked for nearly a decade at Sega of America, Cyclone Studios, and 3DO, and having designed and launched Tutorware, a business management software for tutoring and test prep companies.

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