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MINECRAFT EDUCATION CODING

There are many ways to code in Minecraft Education.  Minecraft Education has built in coding editor resources that allow students (and you, the teacher) to learn more about coding.

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On a laptop device.

To start coding, login to Minecraft Education. Once you are in your world click on the C button on your keyboard.

On an iPad/tablet.

To start coding, login to Minecraft Education. Once you are in your world click on the Agent button which is located at the top of the screen (the third button, see below).

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Once you have clicked on either your "C" key or your Agent, you will be presented with a coding editor where you can select one of three editors. They include:

  • Microsoft MakeCode

  • Python

  • Tynker.

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There are many factors to consider in determining which code editor is best for your class to use.

MakeCode

MakeCode is a great tool to use with students who are new to coding using block based coding, python coding or JavaScript coding (see below). Please note that the different code types are NOT dependent on students ages/year groups, but purely dependent on their skill level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When completing these activities (in both primary schools and high schools), I always begin with Block Coding and then depending on their ability, ask them to repeat the activity using Python (more so for High School students). My most favourite activity to begin with all students (and teacher) is the Chicken Rain activity. Loads of fun!

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Once you have clicked on either your "C" key or your Agent, you will be presented with a coding editor where you can select one of three editors. They include:

  • Microsoft MakeCode

  • Python

  • Tynker.

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If you would like to try the Code Builder before your students do, you can complete a quick Code Builder Tutorial on the to Minecraft Education website

This Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft Education Guide provides you with a guideline on how to use the code.

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