The popular and thriving video game has been instilled in the classroom since 2011. The original creators of Minecraft (Mojang) had released an education version called “Minecraft EDU”. The idea behind this was to create a hands-on and interactive environment for students which allows students to express creativity, exercise team building, and problem-solving skills. Minecraft’s digital world has arrived in classrooms in 40 countries all over the world with tremendous success.
Microsoft has recently acquired Minecraft and revamped Minecraft EDU to what is now Minecraft: Education Edition. This new version will be available summer 2016. The education edition will have an expanded set of features and will be free of charge for the first year. This innovative way of teaching is just one step towards, new, fun and creative education.