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Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft And Minecraft

Brain Games: Microsoft's Version of Minecraft for Schools Is Here

Any school can now set its students loose in the blocky virtual world. It's still in testing but the final version is due in September.

Stephen Shankland | June 9, 2016

[Blogger's note: If you are not currently familiar with Minecraft, you probably should become at least generally aware of what is possible with this very different 'game' that is open-ended and allows players to express their imaginations.]
If you're a teacher frustrated by kids surreptitiously checking SnapChat and sending text messages, you might think a videogame is the last thing you need in the classroom. But Microsoft launched a new version of its Minecraft game Thursday to try to change that opinion.



<more at; related articles and links: (Minecraft website) and (Minecraft education edition website)>

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