Microsoft leverages Minecraft to teach kids about coding

Posted on Tuesday, November 17 2015 @ 13:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer reports Microsoft has crafted together a Minecraft-based educational package for schools and students to give children insight into coding via a familiar and fun environment.
Boosting this is a package built by Microsoft and the organisation. Salcito said that the outfits have coordinated on a tutorial package that will take no more than an hour to complete, but could play a significant role in the creation of future software engineers.

"Building on this natural use of Minecraft in the classroom, we announced today with that we are bringing a Minecraft-inspired coding tutorial to students and educators, created especially for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week from 7-13 December," he added.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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