Wednesday November 16, 2016

Microsoft And Code.org Announce Free Minecraft Hour Of Code Tutorial

Microsoft Corp. and Code.org on Tuesday unveiled the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a coding tutorial for students and educators created for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5آ–11. The new web-based tutorial آ— available for free at http://code.org/minecraft آ— enables beginner coders to create and share their own simple "Minecraft" game, and is designed to empower anyone to begin learning the problem-solving and critical thinking skills required in today’s tech-fueled world.

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Created by "Minecraft" game designers at Mojang and Microsoft, in partnership with Code.org, the fun and easy-to-learn one-hour experience builds on the success of last year’s record-breaking "Minecraft" tutorial, which reached more than 30 million students worldwide. With the goal of inspiring millions more to try coding for the first time آ— and to keep going on their journey of learning computer science آ— as of today’s launch, the tutorial is available in 10 languages, including Spanish. It is scheduled to be available in 50 languages by Dec. 5.

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