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9 Nov 2021

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Kahoot! and Minecraft team up for an epic coding adventure in this year’s Hour of Code: TimeCraft!

Embark on a journey through time and build key 21st century skills with Kahoot! and Minecraft: Education Edition. Whether learners are beginning their coding journey or ready to take their skills to the next level, these Hour of Code challenges will help build computer science savvy while strengthening critical thinking, problem solving and more.

Every day, we see how technology is helping to shape our future. STEM skills like coding are becoming more valuable than ever in education, careers and beyond. However, many people believe coding to be an advanced—and intimidating—tech skill far out of their reach. As part of our mission to make learning awesome, we’re excited to announce that Kahoot! is partnering with Minecraft: Education Edition to bring even more engagement to their Hour of Code: TimeCraft challenges where anyone can learn to code!

Minecraft: Education Edition, a version of the smash-hit video game Minecraft designed for learning, is used by millions of students and educators in K-12 and higher education environments globally. In their Hour of Code: TimeCraft experience, students and curious coders of all ages are invited to explore coding concepts as they navigate and solve 10 interactive challenges. Throughout each of these challenges, participants can put their knowledge to the test with a kahoot, enabling educators and learners to track their progress and reinforce key concepts in computer science and beyond. The collection of coding kahoots is also available now for all users to play for free on Kahoot! Academy.

Play this kahoot from the Minecraft Hour of Code collection: 

In Hour of Code: TimeCraft, participants travel back in time with a mission to fix a series of puzzling errors in history. Learners will explore key innovations, inventions and achievements throughout history—from the Pyramids of Giza to the moon landing—as they harness the power of code to correct what has been altered and set history back on course. Begin with block-based coding to learn the foundations of building and engaging with code, or kick it up a notch by using text-based coding with Python.

As technology continues to play an important role in our lives, learning to code empowers students to not only be users but creators. Beyond expanding their knowledge and experience with coding, participants gain tools to express themselves creatively and solve complex problems through critical thinking. 

The game-based learning environments of Minecraft: Education Edition and Kahoot! offer students a learning experience where they are motivated to experiment, apply their knowledge in an interactive way and have a blast learning.

Explore the full Minecraft Hour of Code: TimeCraft collection on Kahoot! Academy

“We are delighted that Kahoot! have chosen to support our Hour of Code initiative, ‘TimeCraft,’” said Justin Edwards, Director, Learning Programmes, Minecraft: Education Edition. “Helping young people to code in a fun and immersive way is essential to building the skills needed for tomorrow. By allowing students to switch between our innovative coding game and Kahoot! sessions, we hope to see new opportunities to make classrooms around the world come alive with the joy of learning to code.” 

Get ready for a learning adventure of a lifetime and begin the challenges today on Minecraft: Education Edition, or explore the collection of coding kahoots on the Minecraft: Education Edition Premium partner page on Kahoot! Academy.