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Microsoft coding tools

Microsoft have developed some impressive tools to develop students coding knowledge and understanding. Discover how to get your students developing digital solutions to problems using coding and creative thinking with MakeCode Arcade. See how to get your students constructing algorithms to create interactive retro video games online.

MakeCode Arcade - Develop your programming skills by quickly creating and 'modding' retro arcade games with Blocks and JavaScript in the MakeCode editor.

MakeCode Minecraft - Minecraft has added a Code Connection companion app which allows teachers and students to use Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft to program mini-games, automated builds, and change gameplay behavior in Minecraft! Using either the visual block-based editor, or the JavaScript editor, students can build programs that will spawn animals, construct buildings, alter game settings, or interact with their personal agent.

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