Microsoft yesterday announced new Minecraft destination designed to provide educators with a forum to share their ideas and receive inspiration. Microsoft expects this new community to help educators get inspired about what’s possible with Minecraft in education.
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft said the following on the announcement,
I’m personally excited by how educators are incorporating Minecraft into their curriculum and what their students are picking up in this immersive learning environment. Elementary students in Seattle are learning foundational math skills by calculating perimeter, area and volume in Minecraft during a Saturday math program. Middle school students in Los Angeles are learning about major world religions as part of their humanities class. They are visiting sacred sites in their city, researching international sites and then building them in Minecraft.
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