"Star Wars" and Minecraft teach coding to the next generation

Dec. 11, 2015

This year marks Code.org's third Hour of Code, which offers a one-hour introduction to computer science.

How do you get kids interested in computer science? You utilize pop-culture juggernauts like "Star Wars" and Minecraft to reach out to kids. This year marks Code.org's third Hour of Code, which offers a one-hour introduction to computer science.

According to TechRepublic, the Minecraft tutorial teaches students to make two of the main character skins from the game, Alex and Steve, using blocks of code, and then walks them through tasks in the world like shearing sheep. In the "Star Wars" tutorial, students learn to program droids and build a game.

Visit Tech Republic to learn more about the Hour of Code

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