As Code.org’s third annual Hour of Code approaches, the computer science education non-profit is enticing kids to spend some time coding through some big name partnerships with Disney and Minecraft.
The Hour of Code is an initiative in the form of a one-hour introduction to computer science. Anyone can sign up through the website. It’s available at any time, but the big push comes during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7-13. So far, more than 138,803,502 students have completed their Hour of Code.
This year, one way to spend that hour is working on tutorials themed with Star Wars or Minecraft.
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.
To learn more about and register your Hour of Code event, visit the Hour Of Code website.
Details on this strategic partnership between Hour of Code, Disney and Minecraft, are based on the article by Erin Carson a staff writer for Teach Republic.