What is MinecraftU?
MinecraftU is the first year of the four year CraftingU program. Students play the game Minecraft using a modification to the game that allows students to program computers and robots (called turtles) in the game. It is self-paced, and students are taught skills as they are needed. Rather than teach students facts and figures, they are instead empowered to find the information they need through the program.
What do kids learn?
The early skills students learn are universal. They will gain increased digital awareness, greater problem solving skills, and greater resilience to problem solving difficulties, which programmers call grit.
How can you get started?
As a teacher, you can advocate to bring this program to your school by filling out our contact form. If you already have this program at your school and want to be more involved, please let us know in the contact form.
As a parent, you can sign your child up by filling out our contact form. If your child’s school doesn’t offer this program, please fill out the contact form and let us know if you’re intrested in bringing it to your child’s school.
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