The Minecraft: Education Edition has already reached over 100 different countries, with more than 50 million sessions conducted on Minecraft Hour of Code. Thus, the Redmond giant decided it was time to provide students and Minecraft enthusiasts who want to try a hand at coding a dedicated, but simple tool for the same. The Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition was born out of this need to make learning fun and intuitive, especially when the curriculum is lagging behind.
This new coding platform enables you to write simple code to drive functions within Minecraft, such as exploring the deadly desert for water. It has further been simplified with the integration of Tynker, which allows you to drag and drop code modules to build tunnels, a game pun mentioned on stage.
As the students in the video attached underneath mention, this code builder tool enables them to interact with the huge world they already know and love through a different perspective. This is the best part of the tool, which looks surprisingly simple and fun to learn or practice coding. The Code builder for Minecraft: Education Edition has been made available in beta preview for free of cost for students and schools among others.