This module explored Minecraft: Education Edition and Computer Science. It provided an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition’s computer science curriculum and discussed the goals of the curriculum. It also demonstrated how Minecraft: Education Edition computer science lessons use block-based programming to introduce young learners to programming concepts and highlighted the progression of coding concepts taught from lower primary to upper primary levels. Educators learned how to use Microsoft MakeCode to program in Minecraft: Education Edition and explored lessons in the Computing with Minecraft and the Coding FUNdamentals units. Educators also examined how the Computing with Minecraft and the Coding FUNdamentals units assesses learners’ understanding and how they incorporate a coding mindset, computational thinking, computer science standards, and community connection.
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Minecraft: Education Edition