CALLING ALL TEACHERS TO RUN AN HOUR OF CODE
The annual global ‘Hour of Code’ campaign and Computer Science Education Week is kicking off on the 4th December to 10th December and we want as many kids in New Zealand to get to take part as possible.
OMGTech! is once again partnering with Microsoft New Zealand and other computer education groups to run the events, which are all about raising awareness of the ‘Hour of Code’ opportunity to teach coding to thousands of Kiwi students around the country, via online tutorials at Code.org.
CODE IN TE REO ... KA RAWE!
In 2016, OMGTech! in conjunction with Microsoft made Hour of Code available in Te Reo for the first time ever!
To access it go to https://code.org/minecraft, and at the bottom of the page, click on the language drop-down and select Māori (New Zealand).
The tutorial introduces players to basic coding within the fun and familiar environment of the Minecraft world.