We live in an era where artificial intelligence and its applications are rapidly increasing and are becoming integrated into even the most basic functions of society. Almost all the technologies we use both in our daily lives and professional lives are based on a basic coding system. And the Alpha generation that includes the children born in the period spanning from 2013 to 2030 is growing up at the heart of this coding world. So, is it possible to instill coding skills into these children at an early age without overwhelming them? The answer is a big yes.
Game-Based “Coding” - Minecraft Education Edition
It can be a challenging job to manage your children’s playtime without pushing them. While the right game can be brain boosting for your child, wrong games can have a negative impact on your child’s psychology. Being able to guide the child about this is helpful for the parents as well.
Pushing the boundaries of imagination
Minecraft is a game in which a 3-dimensional world is built with blocks similar to Lego in shape and to pixels in appearance. Microsoft bought the copyrights of the game in 2014 to use for educational purposes. After this, it published Minecraft: Education Edition The game, which has 154 million copies, has 91 million active users. In the education edition of this game, having started from scratch, you can build a universe where you can push all the boundaries of your imagination and perform all the actions you want to perform using basic codes.
Suitable for all ages
The game’s structure, which triggers children’s curiosity for discovery, compensates very well for the aspects of coding that may be boring at times. Including levels for all ages, describing the mistakes made in detail, and enabling teamwork, it guides children in many different ways.
The game can be played on https://education.minecraft.net on Windows 10, macOS and iPad.