As a founding partner of Code.org, Microsoft has been a long-time supporter of CS Ed Week over the years, but the company is now ready to do even more to inspire teachers and K-12 students across the world to take interest in computer science.
Minecraft helped over 85 million people learned to code. This is the latest win for Microsoft, which has pushed Minecraft as an educational tool, especially with the Minecraft Hour of code activities.
Dona Sarkar is inviting Windows Insiders to try out the latest Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial and share completed certification for a chance to get featured on the Windows Insider website.
We reported on Microsoft’s Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial that will help beginning programmers learn how to code by making a Minecraft mini-game. The initiative is part of Code.org’s Hour of Code program that kicked off today. Now, Microsoft let everyone know that the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer is live. It can be […]
Recently, Real Madrid footballers (soccer players to the those in the US) spoke to local school students via Skype about the importance of learning computer skills. Real Madrid’s Marcelo Vieira, Sergio Ramos and Isco Alarcon spoke with the school students as part of Hour of Code.
Mojang and Code.org have teamed up to help people aged 6 and older understand fundamental basics of how programming works, with some easy commands their created “games” will have to follow.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed Microsoft YouthSpark back in September of last year where he promised to dedicate $75 million to the program. Now, seven months later, details on how some of that money is being spent have been revealed; It’s being invested in 100 non-profit organizations in 55 countries all over the world. These […]
Computer Science Education Week is starting today, and Microsoft has taken to their blog to share their excitement, as well as mentioning all-time high enthusiasm internally for computer science movement Hour of Code. Computer science for youth Started by non-profit computer science promoting organization Code.org in the US in 2013, Hour of Code aims to teach computer students computer […]
The Hour of Code program, aimed at increasing participation worldwide in computer science, kicks off its third year soon, running December 7-13. This time around, Microsoft’s own Minecraft environment is front and center, with a tutorial and other resources aimed at helping kids see the value (and fun) in learning to program. Microsoft CEO Satya […]
Learning to code has been a focus of tech companies like Microsoft and Google for a while now, but recently the movement has gained extra attention. President Obama made an appearance at the Hour of Code which was hosted at the White House. The 44th president was also the first ever to code a computer […]