Teachers are already capitalizing on their students’ fascination with the computer game Minecraft to teach everything from math to history. Now, a new add-on teaches kids to code their own modifications to the game. In his Wired article, Klint Finley explains how the creators of the add-on called LearnToMod hope their tool could be a gateway for students to discover a love of computer programming.

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play

Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game.

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  • Ben

    U dont make universe in minecraft u make world and have minecraft for 4 years know u should believe me and how come if a 9 year old is playing a game he/she gets noticed so fast im still a kid i make minecraft ive been working on a world for to 2 year now and that was before minecraft was before that 9 year old know about minecraft so i think people in the media should take the whole minecraft community in to count and yes its very cool that little kids are learning how to code though minecraft but the game was not like that a few years back why didnt media cover the part when minecraft came out in 2009 that little kids are starting to open there creative side because of playing minecraft but very nice blog i enjoyed reading it but next time cover a bit more the just the 9 years old kids that play the game

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    • Ken Reinier Villanueva

      Have you ever heard of punctuation bro?

    • crazybaldhead

      You might want to spend a bit more time developing language and grammar skills as well. You come across as a person that recently became literate

  • Ethan

    in Soviet Russia minecraft builds you…

  • kassie

    hi I like mine craft i am flameingred05

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  • Reanalysis

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  • TAC

    This might be of interest if you like making games – http://www.theadventurecreator.com

  • Rwarmon

    Minecraft is such a great way to increase engagement with classroom materials, especially coding! http://minecraftforfreex.com/ offers the game for free, and my students are absolutely loving it.

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