Posts made in May, 2016

Using Minecraft to Teach Programming to 6th graders

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Using Minecraft to Teach Programming to 6th graders

“Learning to program is more fun when you can’t wait to see it run.” -Unintentional rhyme by student Using the free mod ComputerCraftEDU, my 6th grade students gave instructions to their “turtle”, asking it to build them a house. My gameplan: Minimum house dimensions of (in blocks) 5 wide X 5 deep X 5 high. students build a “blueprint” on graph paper of the house they’d like have their turtle build. Program turtle Create animated Gif of turtle building the house (turned in via Dropbox’s “request file” feature) Emphasize that I...

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