Minecraft Education Edition

Curated by Paul Helmick

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  • If you had any doubts, Minecraft is here to stay – if you have kids – you know this to be true
  • As of June 2016, over 106 million copies had been sold, with more than 40 million unique Minecraft players each month
  • Microsoft purchased Minecraft for $2.5 Billion in 2014
  • Here is the first video showing how Minecraft is going to be used now in schools and educational institutions as an immersive learning and collaboration platform – very interesting!

Fast forward 2 years and Microsoft begins releasing details of what they plan to do to take it a step further, “Minecraft: Education Edition.”

[Video via YouTube]

Microsoft is helping to develop in-class curriculum for teachers to use as a tool for studies including History, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, and many more. The teacher will be able to guide a classroom full of students through activities that will not only reinforce the per-established curriculum for the class but allow the students to do so in a way that is natural for them while allowing them to develop their creative minds.