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 it to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
Kodu is a rich tool for narrative creation and storytelling
It demonstrates that programming is a creative medium
Kodu helps children with critical thinking, breaking a complex goal into manageable steps, and iterate on the design process
It introduces the logic and problem solving of programming
It introduces conditions and sequences, which teaches cause and effect
Kodu can be taught by any teacher, no previous programming expertise required
Students learn about cooperation, logic and creativity in addition to programming