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Computer coding with Microsoft's MakeCode
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Sep 05, 2018 2018-09-05

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Computer Science Learning Experiences

Students can combine the magic of making with the power of programming across a variety of different products using Microsoft MakeCode, a free, open-sourced platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming. Students who are new to coding can start with colored blocks that they drag and drop onto their workspace to construct their programs. An interactive simulator provides students with immediate feedback on how their program is running and makes it easy to test and debug their code. When they are ready, students can move into a full-featured JavaScript editor with code snippets, tooltips, and error detection to help them. The MakeCode website displays videos that demonstrate how some schools and educators are creating inclusive, engaging learning experiences using the MakeCode platform. Also on the website, teachers will find free curriculum and projects to help bring MakeCode into the classroom.

Computer Science/Coding/Programming

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