New Material Released in Minecraft Educational Marketplace
As you know, many worlds have been built in Minecraft. Now Minecraft is releasing new educational content for kids (and everyone else). One of the best is a tour through the International Space station. Here’s more from Engadget:
“Kids might use them to tour the International Space Station or discover new things about the likes of marine biology, renewable energy and Greek history. Students will be able to tackle build challenges, logic puzzles and creative writing tasks. Some of the materials are based on worlds built by Marketplace creators. There are a dozen educational programs available to bolster remote learning options…these worlds are all free to download as of today on all Bedrock versions of Minecraft, and they’ll be available at no cost until June 30th.”
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.