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Back in January, Microsoft announced that it had acquired MinecraftEdu in an effort to create a new platform aimed at school teachers: Minecraft Education Edition. Microsoft initially said that Minecraft Education Edition would be available this summer, and the software giant is sticking to that promise with May/June launch windows. The beta will launch in two waves -- starting in May, Microsoft will launch a closed beta in 100 schools scattered across 30 countries. Microsoft will use this small-scale rollout to tweak Minecraft Education Edition and prepare it for a more wide-scale release. Then in June, Microsoft will open up an early access program that is available for even more educators... Read more...
Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, was bought by Microsoft for a staggering $2.5 billion in late 2014. The game continues to capture the imagination of millions around the globe, and has especially become an important learning tool for children in the classroom (and even college students). Today, Microsoft is solidifying Minecraft’s place in education with the acquisition of MinecraftEdu, which is produced by Teacher Gaming LLC. MinecraftEdu has allowed teachers to easily integrate Minecraft into the curriculum, including lessons that run the gamut from history to language to STEM. Microsoft plans to build on the foundation initiated with MinecraftEdu to develop its own classroom centric platform:... Read more...