Learn to Code#
Minecraft on Code.org is my favorite guided learn-to-code series.
It has a Minecraft theme, stars YouTube celebrities, and has a plot. Along the way, kids get to control Steve while programming a robot ally to solve puzzles.
MakeCode Arcade & Meowbit#
Kids need shelter, food, love, and a hand-held that they can write their own games for.
MeowBit is a hand-held video game that a kid can write code for using a snap-block language.
Even without the device, kids can get started using the online emulator and MakeCode Arcade Tutorials.
I made a game called Monkey Treasure Hunt.
And a better game than mine:
Another great way to start is by making robots.
MIT Scratch is the original block based code learning environment.
I think it's still the most feature complete. The ability to add animations, backgrounds and custom recorded sounds makes this a stronger creative toy than a lot of others.
Scratch also has a built in video tutorial series that explores a bunch of great computer science concepts.
Let me know if you enjoy my humble Scratch creations.
Code.org also has a lot more than just Minecraft puzzles.
You can read the source code of my live interactive art for some ideas.
- Get started with version control with Git Ready.
- Learn Test Driven Development from Harry J.W. Percival
- Learn Web Security with WebGoat
- Want to break into a web store? Try OWASP Juice Shop!
- Khan Academy
- Learn Git Branching
These are just ways to code that happen to amuse me.