Unfortunately, this deal is no longer available
Help Kids Code for Free with Microsoft DreamSpace HomeSpace Minecraft Micro:bit STEM
387° Expired

Help Kids Code for Free with Microsoft DreamSpace HomeSpace Minecraft Micro:bit STEM

11
Posted 14th Apr

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

My daughter has been spending 30 minutes, every few days, to attend these light weight coding sessions. Its the first time she has started to code and she loves the sessions - its free, its LIVE and totally geared towards inspiring young children engage in STEM, through fun an interactive ways...

DreamSpace HomeSpace is an initiative by Microsoft Ireland to help educators, parents and children participate remotely in some of our favourite DreamSpace activities. Our HomeSpace series begins with our favourite MakeCode platforms- micro:bit, Arcade and Minecraft. Just like in DreamSpace, we want to equip participants with some basic computer science knowledge in each session in a bid to spark their creativity about what they can make next.

I am a Microsoft employee - but this sharing is from a parent perspective and can help all children...
Community Updates

Groups

11 Comments
Suitable for 5 and 8 yr old girls who love minecraft?
Kids and grandkids taking a look. Thanks
wipe0wt209714/04/2020 13:49

Suitable for 5 and 8 yr old girls who love minecraft?


Yes - ranges from 6 to 16 years and there are specific sessions on Minecraft also - using Education Edition
Heat
"Microsoft is a cancer" Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's CEO 2000-2014
Thanks, Heat added.
Tried looking into setting up the minecraft coding lessons for the kids but it needs a specific Education office365 account, so not sure how anyone can make use of this, seems a limited audience?
randomnut14/04/2020 16:26

Tried looking into setting up the minecraft coding lessons for the kids …Tried looking into setting up the minecraft coding lessons for the kids but it needs a specific Education office365 account, so not sure how anyone can make use of this, seems a limited audience?


There is a note on the page for Minecraft - Please note- to join in with this activity, educators and students need to use an Office 365 school account log-in (free or paid). See here for guidance on this.
simmms14/04/2020 17:25

There is a note on the page for Minecraft - Please note- to join in with …There is a note on the page for Minecraft - Please note- to join in with this activity, educators and students need to use an Office 365 school account log-in (free or paid). See here for guidance on this.


Still not sure how this has been opened up?
Trying to access Minecraft Education has always been an absolute nightmare. It's the classic Microsoft licensing nonsense - I have a school email account that's eligible for it, but it requires the site administrator to perform a complex process to issue licenses to everyone which they won't do. I can't pay for my own license (£5) because it can only be bought from the Microsoft Store with a school email account, and I can't purchase anything from the Microsoft Store using my school email because that's another thing the site administrator would have to enable and doesn't understand enough about to make a decision on.
Edited by: "lyesbkz" 14th Apr
Post a comment

Deal posting newbie! This is simmms first deal post. Help out by leaving a posting tip or just to show your appreciation for their contribution.

Avatar
@
    Text