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Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world.
In today’s edition of Extra Credits, the Official Microsoft Blog concludes an exciting Computer Science Education Week by sharing a conversation with 4-H youth leader Nora Medina. Nora, from Quincy High School in central Washington state, works to inspire kids from her community to learn how to code, and help adults build digital skills to close the digital divide in her community.
Nora recently visited the Microsoft Store in Bellevue, Washington – along with Seattle Seahawk Luke Willson – to coach elementary school students through their first Hour of Code. Nora and Luke used the new Minecraft tutorial for Hour of Code, called Hero’s Journey, which introduces kids to coding in a fun and engaging way. Next, she’s thinking of how to bring computer science skills to the adults in her community.
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