#HourOfCode – #MineCraft time again and now also #Designer mode

Hello!

A year ago, I wrote about how we can use Minecraft to learn to program as part of the Hour Of Code program.

 

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This is a very good initiative and it will help a lot our children, they can start to understand the way in which a computer solves problems.

 

Note: I am not among those who believe that everyone must learn how to program. I believe that each person has their capabilities and perhaps some of them may not adapt well to think in a logical way. To me, the important topic, is explaining to our children the way in which a computer solves problems, and encourage them to help them learn this kind of knowledge.

This year we have some new in Minecraft program: the possibility of learning in Designer mode or Adventurer mode. Both work in a similar way, where using Scratch can bring to our characters to perform some tasks.

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There is also an Offline mode which allows us to have the complete chapters list ready to work and learn without having to connect to the internet. I know what I’m going to use during my next international trip with my kids.

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And I must also comment that there are specific materials for teachers (link):

As always the best way to explain this is using 2

Greetings @ Toronto

El Bruno

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