tech2 News Staff Oct 24, 2017 14:51 PM IST
MakeCode teaches the basics of programming languages, including variables, loops and functions, while still providing the students with room to explore more complex concepts such as fractals, object oriented programming and distributed programming. Students are just playing a game, and building is another superpower, learning computer science is an added bonus. While initially limited to a few students, MakeCode is now available to anyone with a Minecraft license and a Windows 10 PC.
Minecraft is an open world exploration game with few rules and constraints, making it an ideal sandbox for exploring new concepts in coding. Avatars can be made to jump over 100 blocks, make it rain rabbits, or dig through mountains. Wall building, tower construction, speed walking, bouncing pigs, and a mega jump are some of the projects that the MakeCode will teach you to do in Minecraft.