Hour of Code 2014 Maze Tutorial 

Try out our new Hour of Code tutorial.   Brodu is lost, hungry, and surrounded by enemies! Make changes to the code to help him escape and get home!  This tutorial is part of Kodu version or later, released 11/16/14. Download the desktop version here or look for it in the Windows 8 Store.

Special thanks to Caleb Gentry for creating some videos to go with the different sections: 




Hour of Code 2013 Kodu Touch Primer

Investigate our Kodu Touch Primer, consisting of five, one hour experiences with Kodu Game Lab and targeted to those interested in learning about programing a Touch version of Kodu. Watch the intro now!

Lesson 1: Navigate Kodu using the touch interface and paint terrain. See it in action.

Lesson 2: Create a mock-up of a Kodu world and then model it in Kodu. Watch!

Lesson 3: Learn about Kodu instructions (see it) and program a Kodu to eat apples. 

Lesson 4: Identify missing parts of a program and program Kodu to only eat green apples. Check it out.

Lesson 5: Train Kodu to speak by copying and modifying an existing algorithm. View the video!

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Water All Around Us

Need more challenges, or ones designed especially for a classroom setting? Learn about “Water All Around Us”! The three lessons are themed around water designed explore the ways in which water connects humans, animals and weather within ecosystems.

Lesson 1: Explore underwater animal ecosystems through the life of a cybersalmon.

Lesson 2: Create your own salmon run game in Kodu.

Lesson 3: Construct your own models in Kodu showing relationships between bodies of water, weather patterns, currents, and temperature.

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Get Inspired!

First, get inspired by reading about these young amazing women coders using Kodu to create workshops and camps for students all over the United States as part of the AspireIT Middle School Outreach Program.

Kodu can be used by people no matter what skill level they are at in programming.”
– Ruhani, IT is for Girls

I was inspired to use Kodu in my program due to the easy accessibility that every student was able to have. Also, it has a user friendly interface that anyone interested in programming can grasp quickly.”
– Ashika, Digital Girls

“Kodu is still unique in the way that it functions but showing the kids the variety of programs they have available to learn from and it shows them how to code with really makes it useful for them.”
– Emily, Janeth, and Daja, IT Girls