This is a great opportunity to get students of any age involved in coding, using gamification to ensure that it is fun and interesting!
Designers and developers from Mojang and Microsoft teamed up with Code.org to create a tutorial that teaches students basic commands while staying true to the styling and game play that you expect from Minecraft. The team made sure to include aspects of the Hour of Code tutorial meant for Minecraft fans while ensuring the experience is accessible for any student and educator on any device.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience is needed, and events are suitable for ages 4 to 104!
Recent updates have been made to the Minecraft in Education site. Come see the team's new video, learn how educators are using Minecraft with their students, and take some learning activities for you to use or adapt for your classroom.
Change the way you and your students learn with the Hour of Code and Minecraft!