Minecraft is supporting the Hour of Code to enable educators and mentors with an easy, fun, and accessible way to introduce basic coding concepts using the popular video game students already know and love. We have joined forces with Code.org to create Minecraft Hour of Code tutorials to help students learn introductory computer science concepts for the past three years, and look forward to hearing about your Hour of Code experience and creations.
In 2018 we launched the Voyage Aquatic, a new Minecraft Hour of Code that takes learners on an aquatic adventure to find treasure and solve puzzle with code. Discover dolphins, plunder prismarine and build a conduit while learning about loops and conditionals. Partnering with Code.org for a fourth straight year, Minecraft Hour of Code has reached nearly 100 million sessions.
In 2017 we joined Computer Science Education week each year for a fresh Minecraft lesson! We introduced the Agent from our popular Code Connection application, and focused on:
- Exploration through free play
- A Diamond Path for additional coding challenges
- Exporting to Minecraft: Education Edition to continue the learning and fun. Please view those instructions here.
In 2016, students were provided the opportunity to be a “Minecraft Designer” and program entities to learn the following topics:
- Forever Loops
- When statements
During our first year, the student controlled either Alex or Steve in a series of puzzles in “Minecraft Adventurer”, introducing the concepts of:
- If Statements
- Import Code from Hour of Code to Minecraft: Education Edition
- See lessons developed by the Minecraft team
- Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition
- Learn to Play Minecraft: Education Edition
- Get started with Code Connection
Updated June 21, 2018