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In effort to plot a course for its own 10-year timeline towards becoming a carbon negative company, Microsoft is trying to instill some early seeds of conservation into a new generation. That's why Mojang Studios is giving educators a way to teach their students about sustainability in perhaps the best way possible to get through to young minds: Minecraft Education Edition. Mojang has created a new world called the Sustainability City, and it helps students to get a better grasp on all sorts of green initiatives including clean power generation, sustainable homes, and "responsible forestry" among other things. "We’re hoping that students will gain the skills to look around them and... Read more...
We've heard it more and more in the last several weeks; we're all in this together. While many people are working from home, there are a large number of students who are also trying to learn from home. Minecraft is a game that has been around for a long time, and it has announced free educational content in the Minecraft Marketplace. Microsoft and developer Minecraft developer Mojang say that educators around the world are doing all they can to provide digital lessons for approximately half a billion students are out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The game company wanted to do its part to "help keep young minds sharp and stimulated." It's part is putting some free education content on... Read more...
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...