IT News: Microsoft launches Minecraft education site to boost STEM studies

In response to the excitement from educators I’m excited to introduce our new Minecraft destination designed to provide educators with a forum to share their ideas and receive inspiration.


Mojang is no longer developing content for its card-battle strategy game Scrolls, with the studio confirming plans to shut down servers in 2016.

Good news game enthusiasts as “Minecraft: Story Mode” will give juicy details about the game as its publisher recently revealed their presence in the upcoming MineCon London on July 4-5.

– There are new blocks coming, namely the Oak, Spruce, Birch and Jungle wood. Find a partner to help create your first Minecraft lesson. Nevertheless, in the immediate future continuing to keep copies of the popular 3D 8-bit game selling to as many people as possible is likely still high up on their list.

“Very soon after Minecraft launched, we noticed teachers bringing the game into their classrooms”, says Microsoft’s new site. Iron Trapdoors, Inverted Daylight Sensors, Book & Quills, and Stained Glass are also included in today’s update.

And while Minecraft is can be seen as a game that allows players to dilly dally a virtual 3D world, the creative and building aspects of the game have been cultivated to help in learning environments.

– Classic crafting as in the PC edition can now be done using the console version of “Minecraft”.

The title was announced late a year ago through “Info Quest II”, an 8-bit game that required players to answer various questions.


Almost every developer would have trouble trying to match the incredible success of a game like Minecraft, including Minecraft’s own creators, Stockholm-based Mojang AB. It’s now in alpha stage for PC and Mac, and Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game are also in the works, although there is now no release window.

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