December 06, 2016
Minecraft route into te reo Maori coding
Tamariki taking part in Microsoft's annual Hour of Code event will be able to access online tutorials in te reo Maori.
This year's Computer Science Education Week uses the popular game Minecraft as a way to give students a way into the world of cumputer coding.
Last year more than 30 million young people worldwide used tutorials on the Code.org tutorials to learn computer science basics.
The Minecraft tutorials allow players to take complete control of a game and create their own rules and characters, stimulating creativity whilst learning.
Microsoft New Zealand partnered with technology education group OMGTech!, which got help from professional learning and development organisation CORE Education to translate the Minecraft coding sessions into Te Reo Maori.
OMGTech! will run an Hour of Code event tomorrow at Sylvia Park Primary's Te Puna Waiora bilingual unit where more than 40 students between the ages of six and 11 years will participate in the hands-on learning tutorials in Te Reo Maori.
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