Monday, September 10, 2012

Minecraft in the Classroom: MinecraftEdu.com

Here's a great one for teachers interested in using games in education - MinecraftEdu.com offers educational discounts of up to 50% off full price per Minecraft license. Even better, it's open to homeschoolers - you must be able to show membership in a homeschool group, or if you are in a state like mine (New York) that requires you to submit paperwork, you can use the district correspondence acknowledging your homeschool as your proof of status.

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MinecraftEdu is also beta testing what looks to be a really cool set of modified tools for educators. From their site: "Our custom MinecraftEdu mod was created by teachers, for teachers. It works right on top of the original Minecraft game and is designed for classroom use. We've lowered the barriers so that ANY teacher can benefit from this amazing game." There will be both institutional and personal versions available.

The aim is to make it accessible for anyone who wants to use Minecraft in an educational setting to get up and running, affordably and easily, even if they aren't big Minecraft experts at the beginning. It's a great idea, and I'll be interested to check out the mod once it's released. In the meantime, that discount is legit - definitely worth it.

Check It Out!

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2 comments:

  1. I'm a teacher at Da Vinci Innovation Academy in Hawthorne, CA and I began using Minecraft in my project-based classroom this year. I started using it to teach Electrical Engineering, but soon it spread to other classes and classrooms. Check out my blog about what we're doing!

    www.Craft-Academy.com

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