Hour of Code
December 8, 2017 @TheGreeneSchool
Minecraft Hour of Code
The Minecraft tutorials use characters and concepts from the Minecraft video game, but it is not the game itself. For Hour of Code, Minecraft developers worked with educators and Code.org to create a Minecraft game-inspired tutorial that introduces players to basic coding concepts.
The new Minecraft tutorial introduces players to the Agent, and offers over 10 levels where players will learn how to use loops, debugging, and functions. By learning these basic coding concepts, players will design their own solutions to puzzles and watch the Agent execute their coded commands. The tutorial also includes free time to explore coding concepts they’ve learned through playing to deepen their understanding.
The learner will:
Understand that computers perform instructions in sequence,
Create a list of instructions that complete a task, and
Iterate on solutions to complete a task.
MIT's SCRATCH & TINKERCAD (Grades 3-5)
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We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning Computer Science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago. Here at The Greene School, students are enrolled in Computer Science as part of their weekly curriculum.
The Hour of Code is a statement that The Greene School acknowledges the importance of teaching these foundational 21st-century skills. Parents are welcome to participate in this event and can register here. We kindly request that you register by Wednesday to reserve your space.