Kodu Game Lab

Title: Kodu Game Lab

Description: Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.

Link: http://www.kodugamelab.com/

License: Kodu for the PC is available to download for free. Kodu for the Xbox is also available in the USA on the Xbox Marketplace, in the Indie Games channel for about $5.

Languages: It can be managed in several. In Estonian tutorial for using Kodu Game Lab is available from http://progekodu.weebly.com

Target groups: primary school children

Known uses: use as a game, use to solve and understand problems related to programming. Examples of its use in education (with lesson plans and teacher’s book): http://progekodu.weebly.com/ (in Estonian);  http://www.kodugamelab.com (in English)

Pedagogical level: Primary education

TACCLE Classification: Algorithms, using logic, creating and debugging

Quality: 4

Open comments: Very good environment for learning programming in early years. On Estonian page http://progekodu.weebly.com in addition to game tutorial you can find the teacher’s book with 30 lesson plans. Using those lesson plans any teacher can teach the basics of programming in primary school.

Date: 28.06.2016


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