Do Your Kids Love MinecraftEdu?

Common Sense Media, Graphite – Joel Solomon

What motivates students? I’m continually asking myself this question. I can now say I’ve found my answer: Minecraft. “Why play Minecraft in school?” is a question others often ask me. For me, the answer is simple. KIDS LOVE IT! And if kids already have a passion, I try to fuel it.

MinecraftEdu is a modification, or “mod,” of the “regular” consumer version of Minecraft. The Edu version is available only for schools and includes a Tutorial World to help students learn game basics like movement, jumping, running, and digging. One of the best things about MinecraftEdu is that many of the advanced features of the “regular” game (admin tools, freezing students, world edit tools, server setup) are built right into the teacher interface. Read More