REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Microsoft Corp., Mojang AB, and Code.org on Monday unveiled a “Minecraft” coding tutorial for students and educators, created especially for the third-annual Hour of Code, a campaign to broaden global participation in computer science, held during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 7–13. The new tutorial, now available at https://www.code.org/mc, introduces players to basic coding within the fun and popular “Minecraft” environment.
INDIANAPOLIS, September 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Students in more than 150 middle schools across 31 states will soon have access to computer science courses that will prepare them for the increasingly technology-based economy. The opportunity is provided through a partnership between Verizon and Project Lead The Way (PLTW).
More than 270,000 undergraduates worldwide have taken the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a tool to evaluate their acumen to work in financial services. Started in 2010, the number of BAT takers keeps growing, with over 100,000 completing the exam in 2014 alone.
Summer vacation is a great time for students to get out of their comfort zone, learn new things and get creative but it’s also a time when academic development declines. To prevent “the summer slide,” Bloomberg hosted 100 public high school students at its global headquarters in New York City for a three-day coding camp with CodeNow.
Do you remember what you did the summer before you started the 9th grade? It’s a bit hazy for me, but it probably involved a lot of whiffle ball, riding bikes, and going to the beach with my friends. I’m sure I had loads of fun, but would I call it a productive use of time? Well, maybe not.