Minecraft Education is turning video games into learning tools.

The School of Minecraft is in Session with Minecraft Education Worlds

Minecraft Education is turning video games into learning tools.
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Minecraft is helping fill the education void with a set of brand-new Minecraft worlds exploring a huge variety of topics. They’re available for all Minecraft Bedrock versions and are free to download until June 30.

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The news comes from a new Minecraft blog post that IGN picked up on earlier this week.

These new Minecraft worlds are part of the new Education category of Minecraft: Education Edition, and they’re the result of input from numerous experts in various fields. Want to explore the International Space Station? You can, in Minecraft. Or learn about the inside of the human eye. Or maybe take a Minecraft tour through Greek history (yes, please).

It’s not just Minecraft tourism either. Each world comes with lesson plans, writing activities, puzzles, and challenges.

Xbox Head Phil Spencer published a new blog post on Xbox Wire, commenting on the new Minecraft offerings. Spencer said:

I have previously stated that I believe gaming has a unique power to bring people together, to entertain, to inspire and connect us, and I believe that’s even more true under these unique circumstances.

With hundreds of millions of kids at home due to coronavirus-related school closures more kids are going online to spend time with their friends, explore online worlds and learn through play.

Families are trying to navigate the need to help their children with distance learning and balance that with taking time to have fun.

The Minecraft post can be found on the Minecraft website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more video game coronavirus news as it develops.

If you’re looking for other worlds to explore, be sure to check our massive Minecraft seeds list here. It’s updated monthly and sure to have something for even the most intrepid mind.  

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Josh Broadwell
Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.