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Microsoft and Code.org Team Up to Bring Minecraft to Hour of Code

by Xbox Wire Staff Posted on November 16, 2015:

To the community of 100 million players around the world, Minecraft represents many things – creativity, strategy, collaboration and survival, just to name a few. What many may not realize is that Minecraft has the power to transform learning on a global scale. By creating a virtual world and then advancing in it, students learn digital citizenship, empathy, social skills and even improve their literacy – while getting real time feedback on their problem solving skills from the teacher. In fact, more than 7,000 teachers around the world are already using Minecraft in the classroom.

Building on this natural use of Minecraft in the classroom, we are excited to share today that together with Code.org, we are bringing a Minecraft-inspired coding tutorial to students and educators, created especially for Hour of Code, an annual, global campaign held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7-13. Hour of Code features a variety of...

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