There's Still Time to Plan Your Hour of Code, December 7-13: New Minecraft Tutorial Added

December 1, 2015

With more than 100,000 events already registered, participation in the Hour of Code is expected to double this year. There’s still time to plan your own Hour of Code, and now there’s a new enticement to get students excited about coding: Minecraft! The lessons in this top-requested tutorial teach the basics of computer science, asking students to move Minecraft characters through a block-like world. To keep the lessons accessible to beginners, a simplified system called Blockly is used that involves manipulating icons that tell the players which way to move.

The Hour of Code offers many fun and engaging one-hour tutorials in several languages, including the recently released Star Wars tutorial.

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