EdCity’s ‘Computational Thinking’ workshops foster game creation with Microsoft MakeCode

  • The “Computational Thinking” online workshops, supported by Hong Kong Education City (EdCity), concluded successfully, engaging over 800 students from 105 primary and secondary schools.
  • Participants delved into game development programming, guided through the intricacies of the process and gaining hands-on experience with Microsoft MakeCode.
  • EdCity, established in 2000 and backed by the Quality Education Fund, serves as a popular educational platform in Hong Kong, facilitating curriculum innovations with technology.

The series of four ‘Computational Thinking’ online workshops, supported by Hong Kong Education City (EdCity), drew to a successful close in March 2024, marking a milestone achievement in digital education. Over 800 students from 105 primary and secondary schools actively participated in these enriching sessions, delving into the exciting world of game development programming. Through a combination of captivating activities and hands-on projects, attendees were immersed in a dynamic learning experience aimed at cultivating their computational thinking skills.

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Throughout the workshops, participants were guided through the intricacies of game development processes, gaining valuable insights into the journey from concept to creation. The speaker elucidated the various stages involved in game production, offering valuable perspectives on design, coding, and testing.

The speaker outlined the processes involved in game development.
Participants were taught the fundamentals of programming with Microsoft MakeCode.

A key highlight of the workshops was the exploration of programming fundamentals using Microsoft MakeCode. Under expert guidance, students enjoyed a journey of discovery, learning to harness the power of coding to bring their creative visions to life. By engaging with MakeCode’s intuitive interface, participants developed a solid foundation in programming principles while honing their logical reasoning abilities.

Beyond technical proficiency, the workshops fostered a spirit of creativity and innovation among students. Through hands-on projects and collaborative exercises, participants were encouraged to unleash their imagination and explore the limitless possibilities of game design.

About EdCity

Established in 2000 with the backing of the Quality Education Fund, Hong Kong Education City (EdCity) was officially incorporated in 2002 as a wholly-owned entity of the Government. Its core mission is to facilitate the seamless integration of curriculum innovations with technology, ensuring enhanced adaptability in the educational industry.

As the premier all-encompassing educational platform in Hong Kong, the EdCity portal serves as a comprehensive hub brimming with educational resources, interactive communities, and online services. These offerings are geared towards leveraging information technology (IT) to elevate the efficacy of both learning and teaching practices. Moreover, the platform is committed to identifying and capitalising on emerging opportunities within the education sector.


Cassie Gong

Cassie is a news reporter at BTW media focusing on company profiles, interviews, podcasts, networking, sustainability, and AI. She graduated from Newcastle University, UK with a Master’s degree in Translating & Interpreting and now works in London and Hangzhou. Send tips to c.gong@btw.media.

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