Teaching programming using LUA

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Teaching programming using LUA

Post by Chuckt » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:16 pm

If you have kids, maybe some of them are playing with their friends on Roblox. And then some are learning to code in LUA in order to create games. Where there is an interest, there is an opportunity to teach kids to code.
Roblox (stylized as RŌBLOX) is a MMOG created and marketed toward children and teenagers aged 8–18. In the game, players are able to create their own virtual world and design their own games.[5] Games on Roblox can be scripted using a sandboxed edition of Lua 5.1 to affect events that occur in-game and create different scenarios. The company's main source of revenue comes from players buying Robux, the main virtual currency in the game, and from players buying "Builders Club" access, a status which gives virtual benefits to users. Players who have created an account may purchase either Builders Club, Turbo Builders Club, or Outrageous Builders Club, otherwise known by users as BC, TBC, and OBC, respectively.[6]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roblox

Getting Started

https://www.lua.org/start.html

Programming in LUA

https://www.lua.org/pil/1.html



In our generation, there was LOGO but in this generation, there is LUA and Roblox. Now I have to learn it to teach the next generation to code.

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Re: Teaching programming using LUA

Post by brad » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:14 pm

Scratch is also good for kids:

https://scratch.mit.edu/

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