Learn Java with Minecraft – Mod Design 1 from Youth Digital

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard all about the Minecraft craze that has children of all ages in a frenzy. And because of the educational benefits that Minecraft offers, parents and educators have been quick to seize this opportunity to extend the learning. Now with Mod Design 1 from Youth Digital, students can learn Java Programming and create their own Mods.

About Mod Design 1

Youth Digital Mod Design 1Mod Design 1 from Youth Digital is an online computer class for grades 3-8 that gives students everything they need to create their own Mods for Minecraft©* from start to finish using the Java™programming language. Mod Design 1 offers young students a unique opportunity to learn Java™ in an exciting, meaningful way. They will not only come away with an impressive project to share with their friends, but also with a foundational knowledge of object-oriented programming.

Here’s what you get:

  • Interactive video instruction that regularly asks students questions to make sure they are understanding the concepts and award points for correct answers
  • 30+ hours of Course Work that include:
    • Interactive videos
    • Trouble Shooting Challenges
    • Quizzes to earn points
    • Messaging support and personalized feedback from instructors
    • 24/7 access for a full year
  • Instructor Feedback: Students receive personalized feedback on their final projects and, if they don’t understand a concept, they can get fast, cheerful support from instructors.

System Requirements:

  • Minecraft© for PC/Mac (Available here for $26.95)
  • Windows 8, 7, or XP Or Mac OS 10x
  • Macs MUST be 64-bit (normally true for those purchased after 2008).
  • Recommended Internet download speeds of 1 mbps or more.

Mod Design 1 is available from Amazon with a giftbox:

Mod Design 1 – Kids Ages 8-14 Learn to Code in Java with Minecraft for PC and MAC

  • For children ages 8-14
  • It helps them learn Java programming by making their own Mods for Minecraft®
  • It gives children foundation knowledge of object-oriented programming
  • It includes 30+ hours of online & interactive videos, quizzes, badges, challenges, contests and bonus material
  • It also comes with 1 year access to online course and teacher support; and
  • It was the winner of the 2014 Top Homeschooling Curriculum Award


Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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