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Roblox Coding Courses
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CodaKid's Roblox coding courses for ages 8+ provide the perfect way to learn Lua programming and game design with Roblox Studio. Kids make amazing professional quality games that they can play with friends and family, or even sell on Roblox marketplace.
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Roblox Game Development: Obbies
In this beginner Roblox coding course, students learn the basics of the Roblox Studio editor and use real Lua programming to make a professional quality Obstacle Course or "Obby" game. Students master variables, functions and events.
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Roblox Game Development: Adventure Maps
In this popular Roblox coding course, students use the Roblox Studio editor and Lua programming to build their very own Adventure Map. We cover key concepts such as conditionals and variables.
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Roblox Game Development: Racing Maps
In this heart-pumping Roblox course, kids build exciting multiplayer racing games with Roblox Studio and the Lua programming language. We cover key concepts such as loops, conditionals, UI, and arrays.
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Roblox Game Development: Advanced Obbies
In this advanced Roblox game development course, students take Obbies to the next level with advanced game dynamics. Students deepen their knowledge of functions, events, and more!
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Roblox Game Development: Infinite Runner
In this Intermediate level Roblox coding course, kids learn real Lua programming while making a fun Infinite Runner style game! Students gain more advanced knowledge of loops and conditionals in this course.
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Roblox Game Development: Dodgeball Arena
In this advanced Roblox scripting course, students create a Dodgeball arena using Roblox Studio and code the game dynamics with Lua. Students deepen their understanding of loops. conditionals, and collision detection.
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Roblox Game Development: Battle Royale
In this Roblox game development course, students create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale Game with custom weapons of their own design! Students will learn advanced concepts covering animation, for loops, global scripts, and client/server events.
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Roblox Game Development: Tycoon Game
In this advanced Roblox game development course, students create their own Tycoon Game where players can get rich and compete in building their own Roblox Factory Empire! Students will learn advanced concepts covering inheritance, workspace hierarchy, object values, and type casting.
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Roblox Game Development: Speed Simulator
In this advanced Roblox game development course, students create an addictive Speed Simulator game where players can race their friends and trade steps for new trails! Students gain an understanding of Client and Server interaction, loops, conditionals, and UI.
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FAQ

Q:

What is Roblox coding?

Roblox coding refers to the process of making interactive, fully functional online games using the Roblox platform—particularly the Roblox Studio editor. With CodaKid’s Roblox Coding Courses, kids will learn how to use Roblox tools and real Lua programming to create professional games, design adventure maps, map out race courses, program infinite runner games, and more.

Rest assured that using a gaming platform and third-party studio/scriptwriter will not compromise the validity or quality of the programming knowledge your child gains from our course. Our coding with Roblox courses will still use valid coding language, and will still cover important programming concepts such as:

  • Conditionals
  • Loops
  • Variables
  • Functions
  • Arrays
  • Switch statements

—and more.

Q:

What is the Roblox Studio? Do I have to pay for that?

No—Roblox Studio editor is 100% free!

It's an immersive creation engine from Roblox that allows users to create custom games specifically for play on the Roblox platform. In fact, many users agree that you can create virtually anything on this custom utility software—from role-playing stories to obstacle courses (also called "Obbys"). The studio’s capabilities, complexities, and intuitiveness can be adjusted according to the skill level of the programmer, making it an ideal tool for coders of all skill levels.

CodaKid's Roblox Coding courses range from an introductory course (making your own obstacle courses) to more advanced lessons (developing a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game). Whatever the intensity, Roblox Studio editor can (and will) meet the demand.

FOR PARENTS: You can download Roblox and Roblox Studio editor for free from their official website.

Q:

Is Roblox a game or a programming language?

Roblox is an online game platform that simultaneously hosts games and game creation. Users can either access the gallery of games created by other Roblox users or create their own unique games using Roblox Studio. CodaKid’s Roblox coding for kids courses include a short set of Roblox Studio tutorials that will help your child master the basic controls of Roblox Studio—the first step to creating their very own game!

Simply put, Roblox is a game (or a library of games)—not a programming language.

But it does use one!

Users can make their Roblox game creations come to life using the Lua scripting language—a popular programming language that's very similar to Java. In fact, a lot of programmers often blend both languages to form a unique scripting language. Lua is particularly popular because it's one of the easiest scripting languages to learn and work with.

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Will my child be playing Roblox or learning a skill?

By learning to code with Roblox, CodaKid students also learn essential 21st century skills. Using an online gaming platform to teach coding for kids is an approach known as the "carrot-stick" method—a method that many educators actually approve of.

The carrot-stick method basically leverages the promise of a reward (or the reward itself) to motivate learners. Learners put forth the effort to achieve their goals because they want the gratification that comes with accomplishment—and the prize. It’s a gentler, more encouraging teaching method that’s more effective and sustainable than its counterpart, which basically uses the threat of failure to motivate the student.

So although Roblox Studio editor can be a bit challenging to master at first, students will ideally be inspired to keep going and overcome the hiccups they encounter when they create their first advanced obstacle course or full-fledged tycoon game. And since they’ll be working with Lua—which is a simpler, more laid-back programming language—they won’t be too challenged or too frustrated with the actual coding.

Learning the fundamentals of programming will also introduce them to some true-to-life skills they can take with them in the real world, such as patience, perseverance, problem solving, situational analysis, and a bootstrapped version of the scientific method (formulating a hypothesis and then testing it, basically).

Through Roblox coding for kids, there’s much less technical jargon and much more fun learning.

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What are the Roblox Coding course schedules?

CodaKid's online Roblox Coding for kids courses don't have set schedules. They are all self-paced and fully accessible, 24/7. This means that your child can take them and work on them whenever it suits their schedule—whether that’s only on the weekends, only three times a week, after school … you get the idea.

Regardless of their (and perhaps your) availability, your kids should have no problems whatsoever accessing the content whenever and wherever they feel like it (as long as they have an internet connection and a computer!)

CodaKid also has an unlimited Help Desk Support feature that puts you directly in touch with an online team of friendly, certified teachers. If your child or student ever gets stuck, rest assured answers are immediately available.

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What is Roblox?

Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system that was first launched in 2007. Current users total 178 million and counting, with 64 million active users every month. Advertised as an "Imagination Platform," Roblox is quite a unique system: it allows users to play multiple games hosted on the platform or create their own.

In fact, all of the games on Roblox are created by Roblox players. Truly a website “for gamers, by gamers,” Roblox is actually home to some of the most popular games worldwide: Jailbreak, Theme Park Tycoon 2, Royale High, Dungeon Quest, and Murder Mystery 2, just to name a few.

As of 2020, there are roughly 40 million Roblox games available. All of these games are free to play. Likewise, Roblox and Roblox Studio editor can also be downloaded at no cost.

It's also worth noting that Roblox game creators, despite the platform being free to play, can earn money from their creations. In fact, according to Roblox’s website, the top developers can earn over $2M a year thanks to in-game purchases.

As a free platform that encourages community creativity and provides the tools to make it possible, it’s no wonder that Roblox has grown as big as it has. There are several reasons why we endorse it as an ideal tool to teach kids coding, but the creativity and accessibility are perhaps two of the biggest factors.

The Roblox app can be downloaded for PC, tablets, Android, and iOS devices. It’s also available for Xbox One and Amazon.

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Is Roblox safe for kids?

This is a question we get from a lot of parents. The short of it is, yes; in a controlled environment, Roblox is 100% safe for your kids as long as you take the necessary precautions.

Although there are some games on Roblox that may be too graphic for younger audiences, Roblox does allow you to filter your search results and pick games that are more suitable for children. In fact, some games will ask for your age up front before allowing you to play it—a good sign that the game may not be child-friendly. So as long as your child stays on the rated G side of Roblox (as they will on all CodaKid Roblox Coding courses), there should be no issues.

Another big concern regarding Roblox is that it can be played online. In fact, people who are playing cooperatively or prefer to optimize the community aspect of Roblox will prefer to keep their communication lines open.

FOR PARENTS: Thankfully, Roblox provides safety settings to help parents control their kid’s online experience and keep them safe. You can check them out in full here.

Rest assured that all CodaKid coding Roblox games courses take place in controlled, sanctioned environments, where all student’s communication settings are set to “no one.” We discourage online bullying and do our best to protect our students from it. We also encourage safe play and best practices, such as using whitelisted servers or family-friendly servers.

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How do CodaKid Roblox Coding Courses work?

CodaKid's Roblox coding course teaches kids the basics of coding by guiding them, step-by-step, through the process of creating their own games on the Roblox Studio editor. Students will learn the basics of coding and the fundamentals of the Lua programming language by learning how to create obstacle courses, design infinite runner games, build entire playable worlds, and other cool lessons.

First, we walk our students through the download and installation process (again; Roblox is free to download and free to use). We highly recommend the parents be present for this stage. Then we walk them through setting up and accessing the Roblox Studio editor.

Once the student has everything installed, they’re ready to begin coding Roblox games. Our progressive coding curriculum allows them to go through the entire course at their own pace. Activities include:

  • Watching exciting video tutorials
  • Engaging in interactive practice activities
  • Watching animated concept videos
  • Taking end-of-chapter quizzes for skill/knowledge assessment
  • Chatting with the teacher team via chat widget

FOR PARENTS: all chat conversations that your child has with the Desk Support Team/Teacher Team will be automatically CC’d to your email.

CodaKid includes a free 14 day trial to see if it is a fit for you!