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What’s It Like?
Price: Free, Paid
Pros: Turns Minecraft into a tool for learning coding, has good scaffolding of skills, is great for independent learning.
Cons: Not suited for students who aren’t Minecraft fans, may require a lot of classroom time to get started.
Bottom line: For students who already know and love Minecraft, this is a valuable way to hook students into coding.