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Microsoft Aims to Build on ‘Minecraft’ Success With Education Edition #makereducation

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Minecraft meets Microsoft, via US News.

The Nov. 1 launch of a “Minecraft” version tailored for the classroom is exciting educators and parents alike.

“Phenomenal” is how Mark Minghella describes the test version of “Minecraft: Education Edition,” the new iteration of the popular building game.

“I’ve got an overwhelmingly … positive attitude toward ‘Minecraft’ in the classroom,” says Minghella, a technology teacher in the nation’s capital at the British International School of Washington. He says he was familiar with “Minecraft” thanks to his two kids. “It’s actually being used for education purposes and not just for students to play games.”

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