Code Org Minecraft: Today we’re presenting Minecraft Code Hour, made in partnership with Microsoft and Mojang AB, ahead of Code Hour coming in just three weeks. The tutorial introduces learners to basic coding and guides them to mine, craft and explore the 2-D “Minecraft” world.
Players are offered a set of 14 challenges, including free play time, to explore the coding concepts they have learned through the Microsoft tutorial, which continues to be Code.org’s most generous donor and one of the largest supporters of the global movement to give every student the opportunity to learn computer science.
I know that this year’s “Minecraft” tutorial will empower millions of learners around the world to explore how a game they love actually works. It could just inspire them to have an impact on the world by creating their own technology or apps.
In support of the Global Code Hour campaign, Microsoft will also be leading thousands of Code Hour events in more than 50 countries around the world. Events will take place at Microsoft stores, offices and innovation centres as well as Microsoft YouthSpark non-profit partners and schools.
They will be led by over 7,000 Microsoft Student Partners and volunteer staff. In addition, Microsoft is giving Windows Store credit to any educator who does so.