In Collaboration with Code.org, Microsoft and Mojang are announcing an all-new Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a tutorial that lets students code their own Minecraft rules.Hour of Code is an initiative where students from all over the world are introduced to computer science by learning coding tutorials.
Held during Computer Science Education Week: December 5-11, 2016 , as about as 31 million students enjoyed the biggest and highest-rated activities, last year.
This year it is an all-new adventure. You as a student can control how animals and other Minecraft creatures behave, which leads to a totally unique and custom Minecraft experience.
You also have the ability to share it with friends or let them play it on their phones, which brings even more fun.
The new tutorial begins in a Minecraft world where sheep don’t move, the chickens don’t cluck, and nothing attacks: it’s a blank slate without movement or defined action. Over the course of an hour, students will bring this world to life using computer science. At the final level, they get to define the rules of Minecraft however they wish. If they want, the cows can lay eggs, sheep can explode, and zombies can run away from players
In a blog post, Hadi Partovi of code.org stated:
Sparking students’ interest in computer science has become critical in the 21st century; computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the U.S., and coding has become relevant to many jobs, even those outside of technology and engineering. We hope that the Minecraft Hour of Code designer encourages students everywhere to keep learning computer science, and to build computational thinking and problem-solving skills that will help them in any field.
If you want to sign up for the Hour of Code event and get ready for the Minecraft coding adventure, head to this link