Minecraft in Education?

Yes! Educators around the world are discovering the creative potential of Minecraft, and its application in various curricular areas. Educational Zone Minecraft was born with a double vocation, on the one hand, to introduce Minecraft as a tool in the area of ​​Religious Teaching, and on the other to create a favorable trend so that more teachers can use it in their classes.

When kids open Minecraft, Microsoft doesn’t want them to simply explore caverns, flat worlds, and walk among algorithm-generated mountains – you want them to explore places sculpted from reality, like ancient Pompeii, or the pyramids of Giza, or Greek temples – places they can learn from. To start making this happen, Microsoft has announced the recent release of Minecraft: Educational Edition, a new version of Minecraft customized for schools. For now, the changes are not dramatic. This version of Minecraft is essentially the same Minecraft that we have always been able to play, but it comes with some powerful extra features that will simplify its use in schools. That includes improved map control.

What is Minecraft

Minecraft is an open-world type construction game, in which the player can create and destroy different types of blocks. Through a character -in a three-dimensional environment- structures can be built and artistic works can be made. Its creator was Markus Persson, the first version of the game was released in May 2009 and in September 2015 it was acquired by Microsoft. The video game is tremendously popular among young people from 9 to 14 years old, the YouTubers have contributed a lot to its popularity.