Tag: MakeCode

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Serious learning game design: 3 Microsoft tools to get started

Student Voice, student choice, and student engagement are the hallmarks of the best classrooms in the world right now.  They are classrooms that have students excited to come to school, not just to see their friends but to actively participate and enjoy their learning. For me, the top benchmark is reached by the classes that incorporate Games and Game Design into their... Read more

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Extra Credits: Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now available

Extra Credits rounds up the latest stories on innovative educational endeavors coming from other parts of Microsoft and the world. This entry highlights¬†the release of Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition, a new feature that allows educators and students to write code to explore, create and play in the full 3D Minecraft world. Excerpt:   Today, we are... Read more

A student prepares to play Minecraft: Education Edition on their Windows device.

7 New ways to use Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft: Education Edition

The Microsoft MakeCode platform uses a hands-on approach to computing education, bringing computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors suitable for learners at various levels. Microsoft MakeCode supports physical computing devices like the micro:bit and Circuit Playground, letting students create robots,... Read more