Tag: Hour of Code

TweetMeet reminder: 10AM on Tuesday, December 12th.

Learn to code, create and collaborate with Minecraft: Education Edition in a special #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Dec. 12

Computer Science Education Week is over for the year – but that still leaves another 51 weeks for educators and school leaders to consider how Computer Science can help prepare students for what comes next. We’re inviting top Computer Science experts from the Hour of Code team, from Minecraft: Education Edition, and from Microsoft Philanthropies to join Doug Bergman and... Read more

Youth leader Nora helping a student during Hour of Code.

Extra Credits: Hour of Code is just the start for this youth leader and her community

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,... Read more

Students learning to code at an Hour of Code event.

Here’s how you can join Computer Science Education Week in 2017

As Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies, wrote on the Official Microsoft Blog last month, “Learning to think critically through coding is the single most important step students can take to prepare themselves to fully participate in, and benefit from, the digital economy.” With Computer Science Education Week upon us, we invite students and... Read more

Artwork of the Minecraft Agent, who helps users learn how to code in Minecraft: Education Edition.

Minecraft: Education Edition reaches milestone of 2 million users and releases new Hour of Code tutorial

Three years ago, Minecraft became a part of the Microsoft family and my team began our work to extend Minecraft’s potential in classrooms around the world. Flash forward to today – one year after the release of Minecraft: Education Edition – and I’m thrilled to share that we’re continuing to see tremendous momentum with more than 2 million licensed users in 115... Read more

A seismograph made from everyday objects streams data into to a custom Excel worksheet table as students shake the table it rests on.

Hacking STEM: Using computational thinking to understand earthquakes

Happy Computer Science Education Week! Millions of students worldwide are in the process of discovering the possibilities of instructing machines to accomplish tasks. Whether completing the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial, or watching a Pixar In a Box episode on Khan Academy, the spirit of discovery, experimentation and the art of Computer Science is celebrated while... Read more

A student uses a Microsoft device paired with a keyboard.

7 Ways to Figure Out This Coding Thing

1. Hour of Code   Hour of Code is exactly what it sounds like and is a perfect “first time” introduction to what goes into coding. With a super simple block-based approach, you’ll go through a series of lessons that show you the basics of programming, all in under an hour. There are many different Hour of Code tutorials but our favorite (and one of the most... Read more