Frozen’s Elsa Helps Girls Learn How to Code

Code.org announced Wednesday that it had teamed up with Disney Interactive on a tutorial that lets young programmers help Frozen sisters Anna and Elsa make ice fractals and skating patterns using basic coding skills.

Frozen's Elsa Helps Girls Learn How to Code

The tutorial, at www.code.org/frozen, becomes part of the non-profit Code.org’s online learning platform, which is used in more than 50,000 classrooms. The Frozen tutorial will also kick off the ‘Hour of Code’ campaign, an initiative designed to widen participation in computer science worldwide, especially among girls.

The backbone of the tutorial is basic: employ simple commands to help the princesses skate lines on the ice. The program uses “Blockly,” a visual drag-and-drop way to create a string of commands. The older student can toggle to see the JavaScript it’s based on.

The initiative has brought in a few spokeswoman to walk kids through video tutorials. These include Microsoft engineer Paola Mejia. They also include two models, including one who can boast both modeling and writing software applications as career achievements.

Disney is also donating $100,000 to Code.org to bring computer science education to after-school programs.

Here is the official website to try out the coding program.

Source: USA Today