Microsoft has today introduced a new educational portal for Minecraft, specifically designed for teachers to allow them to use the building and mining game to help their students learn.
Currently in the final stages of development, the portal is not quite ready yet, however Microsoft are allowing teachers to sign up for updates so they know exactly when Microsoft launches the new portal.
Microsoft explains more:
Minecraft in education is a way to teach, learn and inspire. It’s students visiting ancient civilizations to create and play out their own stories. It’s exploring mathematical concepts like perimeter, area, and volume by breaking and placing Minecraft blocks. It’s practising collaboration, problem solving, digital citizenship, and leadership skills through creative thinking and innovative design. Minecraft in education is teachers and students inspiring each other to change the way we learn.
Also today we’re introducing three more new resources that provide more collaboration in the classroom and immersive learning experience and complement our existing offerings, free resources and professional development. Two new free services are in Preview and coming soon to Office 365 Education – Microsoft Class Dashboard and Microsoft School Information Sync. These services make communication and collaboration easier between teachers and students, and simplify connections between systems.
You can also take a look at the video below for more information, as well as the source link just below that.