Minecraft Hour of Code

Minecraft: Education Edition is a version of the Minecraft game designed specifically for schools and usually requires an Office 365 Education account. But, for the first time ever, anyone can try Minecraft: Education Edition through a free Hour of Code lesson using MakeCode!!

If you’ve ever thought about using Minecraft for teaching and learning, but haven’t taken the plunge yet, this is a great time to try it out! You’ll just need to download the game at https://education.minecraft.net/hour-of-code and play the demo world.

Minecraft HOC demo lesson option

The Hour of Code lesson will introduce you to your Agent (a cute loveable robot) which you will program and train to detect fire hazards and then save a village from fire. This lesson is also an introduction to the concepts of Artificial Intelligence – using data and pattern analysis to create rules and heuristics.

Here’s a quick tour around this new Minecraft: Education Edition Hour of Code experience –

Happy Making and Coding!

The MakeCode Team