More than 7,000 teachers around the world are already using Minecraft in the classroom. By creating a virtual world and then advancing in it, students can learn digital citizenship, empathy, social skills and even improve their literacy.
Building on this use of Minecraft in the classroom, Microsoft announced today with Code.org, that it is bringing a Minecraft-inspiredcoding tutorial to students and educators, created especially for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7-13. The new tutorial - now available at http://code.org/mc - introduces players to basic coding within the familiar environment. Created by Minecraftgame designers, the tutorial includes characters and challenges inspired by the game developed by Mojang and familiar to players around the world.