The popular block-building-sandbox game is creeping into the third annual Hour of Code, a worldwide campaign to spark students' interest in programming.
Code.org partners with Disney and Lucasfilm to create tech tutorials for kids featuring characters from the new Star Wars film.
While 57 percent of bachelor's degrees are earned by women, just 12 percent of computer science degrees are awarded to women, according to Code.org. CNET sat down with several girls, sixth graders to high school seniors, who are already working to change that statistic and have advice for girls who want to start to code.
The Hour of Code campaign, launched by Code.org and supported by President Obama, is aiming to get 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms worldwide to learn at least one hour of computer science this week.
Education has long revolved around reading, writing, and arithmetic. But Code.org wants to see coding added to the curriculum. CNET's Sumi Das looks at the efforts to introduce computer science into schools.
A new campaign dubbed "Hour of Code" hosted by Code.org enlists some of tech's heavy hitters to help students better understand computer programming.