The Minecraft hour of code tutorials on code.org have passed over 50 million play sessions with students and educators around the world.
So it makes sense that one of the top request that my team hears is a growing urgency from educators and from school leaders to inject technology into their curriculum specifically computer science and coding That's why today I'm proud to announce Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition.
Code Builder is a new Minecraft extension that lets players build, move around, and create
In Minecraft by writing code.
Let me show you how it works.
You're gonna write code today to search for water on Mars.
Let's start with the Mars exploration world from Simon's class.
We're gonna enter right into the world, and you can see the habitat they built, and their interpretation of the Martian landscape.
Once we go inside Minecraft, you can start Codebuilder just by typing /code.
With that, you can connect to popular learn to code packages like Tinker, and Scratch X from MIT, or you could even add your own service.
Today, you're gonna use Tinker, which has custom blocks and commands that are connected to Minecraft Now back in MIndcraft, you're gonna see your agent or a sidekick up here to execute the code that you write.
Students really love the agent.
It's a great way for them to get started, and make that experience even more personal.
In Tynker you drag and drop blocks of code to create a tunnel program that moves the agent.
And digs down to discover what's beneath the surface.
In this example we're gonna use the agent to dig a tunnel outside so that we're safe from the elements on Mars.
But Mine Craft players out there can imagine dozens of uses for programming the agent.
Like mining all night or building a lit path to your farm while you work on your house.
So here the agent's gone to work running code, digging down and identifying the resources that are underground.
Using code builders, students will be able to create some really cool stuff.
And like my own experience with Super Mario Brothers, they'll be learning as they play.