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Hour of Code Minecraft: AI, ages 8+

In this free, one-hour virtual workshop, students eight and older will have fun learning and being inspired by Minecraft, computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Using the power of code and AI, students will learn with the Minecraft 2019 Hour of Code lesson to program the Agent to prevent forest fires and regrow a forest.  

 By the end of the workshop, students will have: 

  • Instructed a computer to perform fundamental coding tasks. 

  • Understood basic AI concepts and coding concepts such as loops and  

  • events. 

  • Experienced how AI is being used in the real-world to promote conservation and sustainability. 

Students should organize access to the Minecraft Hour of Code lesson before the workshop starts. To do this, help your student go to the website https://education.minecraft.net/hour-of-code and if you do not have a Minecraft for Education sign-in, you can try a Demo Lesson. Please note that this demo is not supported for Chromebooks. Accept the Terms and select Play. This will bring up the Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial. Then select Start Lesson. Finally select, Create World and you are all set for the workshop. 

  • You will receive an email confirmation containing a Microsoft Teams link to join the workshop. Please check your spam folder as the confirmation email may end up there.  
  • For the best experience, please use Edge or Chrome Internet browsers to join the workshop. 

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