Microsoft holds "Hour of Code"
Thirty students from Gawad Kalinga have been invited to the Microsoft Philippines office to participate in the Hour of Code, a global movement to encourage more youth to develop an interest in coding. The children were introduced to basic encoding through Minecraft Designer, a free online tutorial on Code.org that teaches users to use computer science commands to bring the Minecraft world to life.
The tutorial is set of 12 puzzles that includes creating their own game which can be shared with their friends or played on their phones. For this year's Hour of Code, Microsoft Philippines and Gawad Kalinga engaged with 6,000 youth and trained 250 teachers from La Union, Nueva Ecija, Iloilo, Davao, and Compostela Valley.
To try the tutorial, click here.