Analysts from Code.org actually recognized the Minecraft game as a textbook for coding for children.
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A couple of years ago, guys with Code.org came on Minecraft developers with a suggestion to make unusual programming courses. After all, a huge virtual world with a clear structure - an ideal platform for creating an educational environment. AT result in The multi-language project " Minecraft Code Hour " appeared in which the simulator for writing the code was implemented in Minecraft. The project was supported by public personalities of the caliber of Kobe Bryant, Mark Zuckerberg and Gabe Newell, after which Google joined the business.
AND now the guys with Code.org shared joyful news for them - the program " Hour code Minecraft " has already used 85 million people. It is clear that far from everyone passed her before end, but the figures are still impressive. If you decide, the course itself and the detailed guides to it lie here .
Because thanks to her unusual mechanics is the ideal springboard for all sorts of experiments. A thanks to the popularity of the game, these experiments are not pass by the majority of people. For example, recently the game helped save the Poland. Then the activists built game an exact copy of the reserve, organized a stream on tens of thousands of people, and because them on eyes sawed the whole forest. People were unhappy and demanded that authorities do not do something same in reality.