Coding for Minecrafters: Unofficial Adventures for Kids Learning Computer Code

Coding for Minecrafters: Unofficial Adventures for Kids Learning Computer Code

by Ian Garland


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Learn to Code while Adventuring through the Overworld!

This fun and educational activity book Introduces kids to the world of coding through the Minecraft world they love. Colorfully illustrated characters and themes from their favorite video game bring the excitement of coding to life, while easy-to-follow screenshots guide them through activities. With adventures that include design, music, animation, gaming, and more, learners will discover tons of ways coding connects to other activities they love and how far a little imagination and invention can take The End and beyond!
  • Minecrafting-themed characters help kids become master coders
  • Kid-friendly concepts and steps designed specifically for ages 8-12
  • Great games, mods, experiments, and more teach computational thinking—how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems

    Whether brand-new to coding or looking for more hands-on learning, Coding for Minecrafters helps young coders advance in technology education by leaps and bounds—and have fun doing it!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510740020
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 355,798
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ian Garland fell in love with coding at a young age and now shares his knowledge through writing. He’s passionate about video games, particularly the behind-the-scenes programming and applications as teaching tools. Ian lives in Perth, Scotland, where he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and his dog Bailey.

Table of Contents

A Note to Parents v

Requirements v

Web Design 1

1 Steve's Sensational Blog: Build a Website 2

2 Fun with Style: Let CSS Help Steve 8

3 Hello, Pop-Ups: Get Jazzy with JavaScript 16

4 Go Exploring: Make It Easy with Loops 21

5 Play with Steve: Set Up a Storytelling Game 27

Animation Adventures 31

1 Characters Welcome: Create Assets for Animation 32

2 Chicken Versus Creeper: Code a Web Animation 35

3 Chicken Rescue: Give Your Animation a Spin 41

4 Amazing Egg Effects: Playing with Plugins 47

Making Music 53

1 Notes with Steve: Build an Online Piano 54

2 Spice Up the Sounds: Add Audio Effects 60

3 Audition a Band: Add Instruments with Scratch 64

4 Super Soundtrack: Create Your Own Minecraft Songs 70

5 Clash of the Worlds: Bring Your Sounds to Minecraft 74

Great Gaming 81

1 Minecraft Maze: Create a Basic Game in Scratch 82

2 Shaping Up: Build a Web-Based Game. 89

3 Score Against Creepers: Code a Game with a Scoreboard 95

4 The Next Level: Advance Your Coding Game 103

5 Inside Minecraft: Change Objects in the Game 109

Glossary 118

Troubleshooting 120

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