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Microsoft's Minecraft Education Edition to be built in C++, not Java

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Recently, Microsoft announced an Education Edition of Minecraft. The announcement was made after Microsoft acquired MinecraftEDU,
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The Merging of Entertainment Games and GBL

The Merging of Entertainment Games and GBL | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
In the third of her series on the state of the learning game industry, Sande Chen explores how learning game and entertainment developers are increasingly hard to tell apart and why that is a good thing.
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Minecraft - Unleashing Creativity : From CBC Hamilton Middle-schoolers use video game to reimagine Hamilton's West Harbour

Minecraft - Unleashing Creativity : From CBC Hamilton Middle-schoolers use video game to reimagine Hamilton's West Harbour | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
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This is an older post (example), but combines what we are doing in our Engineering and Citizenship (city planning) work with Grade Eights. The video by CBC Hamilton (Cory Ruff) shares how Minecraft is used in collaboration with other topics. 

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Why we are using Minecraft as part of our Program? | Enrichment and Innovation Centre - Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century

Why we are using Minecraft as part of our Program? | Enrichment and Innovation Centre - Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
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Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use

Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
Seeing its massive potential as a learning tool, 2 teachers -- one in Finland, one in the U.S. -- took it upon themselves to create a version for educators.
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Minecraft in the classroom: When learning looks like gaming

Minecraft in the classroom: When learning looks like gaming | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
A graduate education course at the University of Alaska Southeast is showing teachers how to implement Minecraft in their classes. Course professors say it could help engage students in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Ten Problems That Parents Can Have With Minecraft

Ten Problems That Parents Can Have With Minecraft | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that Minecraft can create problems for families, and how to fix them
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Video games becoming required coursework in schools

Video games becoming required coursework in schools | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
Starting this fall, every student at Olds College in Olds, Alta., will have to complete a Farmville-esque iPad game in order to graduate.
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Setting up a Minecraft home server - Stuff.co.nz

Setting up a Minecraft home server - Stuff.co.nz | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
Stuff.co.nzSetting up a Minecraft home serverStuff.co.nzI wouldn't call myself a serious gamer, but I have taken a liking to Minecraft.
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Saez Lopez Jose Manuel's comment, March 13, 2013 7:17 PM
Hello Zoe, I love your blog. I am a primary school teacher in Spain, we also experience Minecraft Edu http://ticjm.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/minecraft-edu.html .
I would love you to join my Edmodo group "minecraft create and discover" The idea of the group is the following:

I am José Manuel Sáez, primary school teacher in Spain. In this photo you can see me and some of my pupils. I hope we can share experiences and ideas with minecraft. All the students can upload the screenshot or photo of their houses or maybe breakthroughs in minecraft. The idea is sharing and writing. My students will present themselves here; I hope you do the same so we know something about you. Greetings from Spain.

This is my e-mail joshhe1977@yahoo.es write me and I will give you the Edmodo code and make you co-teacher. I hope we could try this. Kind regards
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Minecraft Is an Extreme Mixture of Creativity, Suspense and Adventure | Estate Of …

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Mining for Mindfulness: Education Startup Brings the Power of Minecraft to Social Emotional Learning - PR.com

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Mining for Mindfulness: Education Startup Brings the Power of Minecraft to Social Emotional Learning - on PR.com
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How Minecraft is being used in education

How Minecraft is being used in education | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it

Minecraft is an obsession for many kids, but it’s also an excellent educational tool, both at home and in the classroom

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Minecraft in education

Minecraft in education | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it

Minecraft is already encouraging millions of players to create, explore, and discover. We want to bring that passion into the classroom.

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tuXccoaching's curator insight, January 26, 8:03 AM

Empezamos en Febrero 2016!!! MINECRAFT. RobotuXc Academy en Pintor Velázquez 51.

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Minecraft - Unleashing Creativity : DeContructing Meaning of Berlin Wall in MINECRAFT - A Self-Driven Inquiry EXAMPLE

Minecraft - Unleashing Creativity : DeContructing Meaning of Berlin Wall in MINECRAFT - A Self-Driven Inquiry EXAMPLE | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
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In this INQUIRY lesson, students consolidated their learning through an active and collaborative exercise in Minecraft. Incredible use of a tool to demonstrate learning and symbol. 

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Zoe Branigan-Pipe's curator insight, November 23, 2014 7:41 PM

Here, students are not  Re-Building, but actually creating meaning while using Minecraft through this self-driven Inquiry project about the Berlin Wall.

Dylan Thomas Cason's curator insight, June 5, 2015 6:27 PM

This is a perfect example of how ICT can be integrated to cater for the students. This activity is relevant and uses great ICT ideas. I will endeavour to use a similar idea myself in the future

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Minecraft - Unleashing Creativity : DeContructing Meaning of Berlin Wall in MINECRAFT - A Self-Driven Inquiry EXAMPLE

Minecraft - Unleashing Creativity : DeContructing Meaning of Berlin Wall in MINECRAFT - A Self-Driven Inquiry EXAMPLE | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
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Here, students are not  Re-Building, but actually creating meaning while using Minecraft through this self-driven Inquiry project about the Berlin Wall.

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Zoe Branigan-Pipe's curator insight, November 23, 2014 8:23 PM

In this INQUIRY lesson, students consolidated their learning through an active and collaborative exercise in Minecraft. Incredible use of a tool to demonstrate learning and symbol. 

Dylan Thomas Cason's curator insight, June 5, 2015 6:27 PM

This is a perfect example of how ICT can be integrated to cater for the students. This activity is relevant and uses great ICT ideas. I will endeavour to use a similar idea myself in the future

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What My Kids Are Learning While Playing Minecraft

What My Kids Are Learning While Playing Minecraft | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
Who would have ever thought I would have been okay with my kids making a full time job out of playing a video game?  I sure never thought I would get there. But I have.  My boys spend most of their...
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Hey, Parents. What Minecraft Is Doing to Your Kids Is Kind of Surprising.

Hey, Parents. What Minecraft Is Doing to Your Kids Is Kind of Surprising. | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
I had no idea. You won't either.
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The Curricular Connections of Minecraft by Timothy G. Weih

Associate professor of education at the University of Northern Iowa What is the Problem? The problem is that home literacy is changing faster than school-based literacy. There is a widening gap bet...
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Interesting article that I plan to expand on. Get ready!! 

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Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool

Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.
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games-based-learning blog: Unorthodox uses of Games in Education

games-based-learning blog: Unorthodox uses of Games in Education | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
I am personally not too familiar with Minecraft, but as this article explains, “ it's a sandbox style game where users can mine for resources, create buildings, fight off monsters, and use their skills in crafting to make weapons, ...
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Minecraft wins gaming arts award

Minecraft wins gaming arts award | Minecraft in Education | Scoop.it
The Swedish videogame, Minecraft, is the winner of the inaugural GameCity arts prize, announced in Nottingham.
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Alex ent's comment, March 11, 2013 5:33 AM
Yay