Learn to Code

Minecraft Puzzles

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:

Robots!!

Another great way to start is by making robots.

MIT Scratch

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

Code.org also has a lot more than just Minecraft puzzles.

Intermediate Topics

p5.js

P5.js is a fun web-based way to experiment with both JavaScript and drawing with code at the same time.

You can read the source code of my live interactive art for some ideas.

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