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David Dodge

David Dodge, the CEO and founder of CodaKid, is a game designer, kids coding expert, educator, Inc columnist, and speaker with experience teaching tens of thousands of kids in 60+ countries how to code. David is credited in the development of over 30 video game titles for Sega and Sony, and is the founder and software architect of Tutorware, a SaaS business application.

Posts by David Dodge

Coding Program for Middle School Students

coding program for middle school

Many parents often wonder when their kids should begin to learn to code.   “Can my kid start at 7?”   “Is it too late if he’s already in high school?”   “At what age can my kid actually start coding?”   These are a few of the questions we often hear from parents all…

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The Definitive Guide to Video Game Genres and Game Types

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Today we are going to learn everything there is to know about video game genres, subgenres, and game types. This guide is the longest and most detailed of its kind, and it provides a thorough overview of every video game category ever created along with video trailers of sample games from each genre.   At…

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Minecraft Hacks | The Complete Guide

minecraft hacks

Despite being released almost 11 years ago, Minecraft is still one of the most popular games globally for children and even pro-gamers.   Minecraft has many things to offer with its unique gameplay that lets you build your own home, an entire village, a set of armor, or just about anything you can imagine.   This…

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Best PC Build for Minecraft | The Essential Guide

Best pc for minecraft

Want to know why Minecraft is a top favorite for kids and gamers of all ages? It’s a game that lets you create almost anything. Users can craft anything including their own homes, their own armor, and even forge their own tools. It’s also an excellent way to teach coding for kids!    But, if…

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How to Boost Minecraft FPS – The Ultimate Guide

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Today we are going to show you how to boost FPS on Minecraft.   While Minecraft looks like a not-so-complicated low-maintenance game, its simple aesthetic doesn’t always run seamlessly when it comes to performance.    For those who have weaker hardware, upgrading your setup could be a good option. If you need help with this,…

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Your Quick Cheat Sheet On How To Build Minecraft Roofs

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Today, we are going to give you a quick cheat sheet that will help you build some awesome Minecraft roofs.   Roofing your home is the hardest part of building a structure in the Minecraft realm. In order for your child to survive Minecraft’s gameplay and defend themselves against the evil mobs, building a home…

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Minecraft Netherite | The Complete Guide

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Launched in May 2009, Minecraft never fails to inspire more players to create and build worlds from scratch.   Minecraft has grown such a loyal following that people of almost all ages play Minecraft to express their creativity.   Minecraft is also one of our biggest inspirations in creating a coding guide for kids using…

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What is STEM? Guide for Parents

What is STEM

Well, the shortest, simplest answer would be that STEM is an acronym. It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. However, the concept of STEM itself – as a teaching method, as an approach to education, as a standardized curriculum – is much more complicated. Ideally, someone using a STEM-based process would combine the principles…

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How To Find Diamonds In Minecraft | The Ultimate Guide

how to find diamonds in minecraft

Thinking about learning how to mine one of the most precious materials in Minecraft?    Minecraft diamonds are situated anywhere below layer 16. But, if you are using the Minecraft 1.18 update or newer, you might experience modified ore distribution.   In this article, we will tell you how you can unearth diamonds in Minecraft…

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How To Configure and Optimize Minecraft Server Properties

Minecraft server properties

Coding is like an art for your kids to learn and enjoy at the same time. It’s like a form of self-expression to create something new in a fun, interactive, and safe way. And this is why we’ve partnered with Minecraft- to give your kids a memorable kind of learning while encouraging them to solve…

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