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Have fun coding Minecraft in this year’s Hour of Code – even if you don’t have Internet!

Hour of Code Minecraft 2017The Hour of Code 2017 is centered around the popular Minecraft video game, where users and their software agents get to build, explore, and achieve goals together in Minecraft: Hero’s Journey. Hour of Code is an international event that is held each Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10, 2017), a celebration of the life and work of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992).

Hour of Code is a grassroots campaign supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. Thousands of Hour of Code gatherings are hosted during this time, but the free course materials remain online all year ’round at Code Studio.

This year’s Hour of Code will take users behind the scenes of Minecraft, introducing concepts that power the intelligence behind interactive websites, games, and apps. You’ll learn to use JavaScript Instructions, Repeat Loops and Functions. Choose your avatar (Alex or Steve), and put your Software Agent to work for you!

Slow or No Internet? No problem! Download the Minecraft exercises to a flash drive, and do them where ever – on your own, in a classroom, at home, or at a community center! Select either the Windows or Mac version; there are several languages to choose from and certificates for parents, mentors and teachers to provide to successful students. There are also Quick Start Guides in several languages available.




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2 thoughts on “Have fun coding Minecraft in this year’s Hour of Code – even if you don’t have Internet!

  1. My kid start to learn many thing on Hour of Code, I hope to keep it like that. 😀

    Posted by Modding | January 29, 2018, 3:59 pm

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