Microsoft taps space jam stars LeBron James and Bugs Bunny to ask kids to code

Alex Calvin, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 15:37 GMT

Well, this is an interesting combination.

Technology giant Microsoft has hired several celebrities to encourage kids to start coding.

Revealed in a post on its website, the company has partnered with Warner Bros. to announce the next Space Jam to help kids code: a new legacy movie.

The company is implementing a variety of initiatives to facilitate this, including virtual workshops hosted by the Microsoft Store. According to the company, these are designed for children up to the age of eight, each running for about 90 minutes. Microsoft also states that it has created an “educator version” of these lessons for use in schools.

Two new SpaceJam-themed lessons have been added to the company’s technical training platform, Microsoft Learn.

The company also runs a contest until December 30th, where kids over the age of 14 can submit ideas for the official Space Jam: New Legacy Arcade title game.

“Digital skills became a central stage in 2020, and as balanced home learning grows in importance, it will continue to shape culture and education for the next year,” Microsoft said. I will.

“The World Economic Forum predicts that 77% of our work over the next decade will be in technology and that creativity is among the best skills employers seek. As a company, we are 25 million worldwide. With the goal of helping people acquire these new digital skills, we are committed to delivering these new skills to our employees through the Global Skills Initiative announced earlier this year. “

Space Jam: New Legacy is a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Space Jam and is currently scheduled for release in July 2021. In the previous movie, Looney Tunes teamed up with Michael Jordan to play a basketball game against a group of aliens, but this time LeBron James teamed up with Bugs Bunny to beat AI in basketball.

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Microsoft taps Space Jam stars LeBron James and Bugs Bunny to get kids coding

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