Thank you to all those who participated in Hour of Code!



Two weeks ago, we announced the first new Hour of Code activities from dozens of partners. Now, we’re excited to share a brand new activity from Code.org and Microsoft, Minecraft: Hero’s Journey! Introducing the Minecraft Agent, students write code to instruct the Agent to execute commands and overcome in-game obstacles.



Using the Minecraft world they know and love, students of all ages and experience levels can learn how to use loops, debugging, functions, and problem-solving to achieve their goals. If you’ve used a previous Hour of Code Minecraft activity, this new one provides a perfect way to expand your students’ knowledge of computer science. The learning doesn’t end there: students can import their code into Minecraft: Education Edition to bring their own creations to life in the real game. And of course, Minecraft Designer and Minecraft Adventurer are always available to play!

Played around the world 70 million times, over the last two years students have used the Minecraft tutorials to build new worlds and bring them to life over a single hour.

Hour of Code is right around the corner

Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10) is almost here. And thanks to the generosity of Ozobot, Dexter Industries, littleBits, and Wonder Workshop, over 100 classrooms that sign up to host an Hour of Code will be selected to receive robots or circuits for their class! 

Sign up your Hour of Code event here if you haven't yet and get ready to create!

 
Hadi Partovi,
Code.org


Weekly Challenge

November 29th - December 8th

In this challenge you will register for an Hour of Code! Take pictures of your students during your hour of code (make sure they have artist release forms) and send the pictures to Susan Gaboriau sgaboriau@my.putnamschools.org to be recognized! 

If you do not know how to code, no worries! All activities are self guided. Just follow the instructions in this How-to Guide.

Please contact Susan Gaboriau sgaboriau@my.putnamschools.org if you have any questions. I look forward to receiving your pictures! Thank you for participating. 

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