CS for All – Blackwell Elementary students participate in Minecraft Hour of Code event

    Minecraft activities at Blackwell Elementary

    Combine two of the most popular topics for elementary students in today’s world and what do you get? An event dedicated to coding that leverages one of the most popular video games in recent memory! Second grade students at Blackwell Elementary School and Samantha Smith Elementary recently partnered up with the Microsoft Minecraft: Education Edition team and the LWSD Teaching and Learning and Technology Integration teams for an Hour of Code. This is a strategic partnership that Lake Washington School District has created with the Minecraft: Education Edition team to provide students with a new way to learn and practice coding. These field test events are in preparation for making computer science resources like Minecraft Education Edition available to all district students next school year. 

    Hour of Code activities and events are designed to introduce people to computer science and to highlight opportunities for LWSD students to learn computer science. While the actual “hour” of Hour of Code is really a week in December, schools, teachers and students can participate at any time during the year by hosting hour-long activities which are engaging and/or educational. The goals of the Hour of Code are to inspire students, increase access to computer science classes, prepare teachers for teaching Computer Science, and more.