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Microsoft Brings Minecraft To School

Microsoft has seen the capability of Minecraft as a learning platform.

Presently it’s prepared to utilize the computer game as an approach to extend its vicinity in schools.

The organization will dispatch another rendition of Minecraft for schools this mid year, and offer free trial forms.

As a component of its arrangements, Microsoft will likewise gain a current form of the product, MinecraftEdu, from a free engineer, Teacher Gaming.

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Minecraft In The Classroom

Minecraft In The Classroom

As we all know, Minecraft is a digital game, a popular phenomenon to children about six and fourteen, and a powerful platform for the purpose of learning.

Minecraft is one of the most successful digital games of all time and is still growing in popularity. Many have interest in the game, even educators. That’s right, the first Minecraft in Education Summit took place this year in Los Angeles. Now, children could be able to play minecraft in the classroom.

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Interesting facts about Minecraft

The game was created in just six days. In 2009, Swedish programmer and designer Markus Persson set out to create a sandbox game; one that allows for free and organic exploration of a virtual world; for the launch of his new company, Mojang AB. Persson began work on what is now Minecraft on May 10 of that year, amending the product in increments until May 16. The “alpha version” of Minecraft made its public debut the very next day.
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Minecraft and autism

Though many people think of Minecraft as a fun game, few consider it a teaching tool. The Minecraft Club is a way to help children with autism spectrum disorder learn social skills alongside their neurotypical peers. Christina Noel, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education, frequently heard the community call for more inclusive programs for children with autism and knew she wanted to help. Noel then saw an ALIVE Center grant for a research and community partnership and knew she had the perfect idea.Read more

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Minecraft finally comes to Nintendo.

Nintendo was teasing a big announcement for today, and sure enough, here we are. Minecraft, a game previously available for Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Raspberry Pi, is now going to be available on Wii U. Now that Minecraft has sold north of 70 million copies across virtually every platform on the planet, checking the Nintendo box seems like a no-brainer.Read more

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No more need for Java in Minecraft

One of the big complaints Minecraft players have is that Minecraft runs on Java — it’s a pain to deal with because it’s insecure and needs frequent updating to avoid exploits, and they’d rather not deal with it at all. Thanks to a new launcher, Minecraft no longer requires you to install Java, so you can finally remove it.

The short version is that Minecraft is now bundling a standalone version of Java into their installation and it doesn’t have the security problems and annoyances that regular Java does. The really great thing is that Minecraft should actually run faster in our testing if you use their version instead of the version you already have installed.

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Parents and Minecraft.

There are loads of parents who are baffled, frustrated or tearing their hair out over their kids’ passion for playing in this blocky little world. Which is a shame because the game is full of a lot of really positive things and can be a wonderful experience for kids.

But it’s important to remember that Minecraft was never specifically designed with kids in mind, and so naturally there are aspects to the game that can be a problem for families – including a couple of things that have the potential to cause some major drama.

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Why are children addicted to Minecraft?

Until you’ve played the game yourself it can be really hard to understand just what it is that kids find so fascinating about this world of blocks. It’s often called ‘online Lego’, but although they might be visually similar the two offer quite different playing experiences. Minecraft is like building something with Lego after you made and moulded the plastic yourself, and then going on an adventure inside it through jungles and oceans and deserts while monsters are chasing you. And when you tire of that, you can blow it all up and start again.

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