Microsoft is acquiring the IP for the already successful MinecraftEdu and investing in a new and expanded title for the classroom called Minecraft Education Edition. The new title will be available for free trial this summer offering an expanded set of features, including interactive maps and student portfolios. Minecraft Education Edition will be shaped by a growing community of educators throughout its development this spring and through a new Minecraft educator community online. This site will also boast a new Minecraft Mentors program, matching educators with experience using Minecraft in the classroom with those looking to try it for the first time.
By offering a wide range of education tools, Microsoft is empowering students to achieve more and providing resources to accommodate any learning style. Supplemented by Minecraft Education Edition, educators are empowered to create deeper student engagement and collaboration.
Please visit the Microsoft blog for more information.
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