Minecraft:Education Edition Arrives In The Cloud – AzureVM Available Now

I’ve been blogging here about Minecraft:Education Edition for a while now, and one of the most requested features I hear from educators and students alike is for a cloud hosted version. At MS Build 2019 the Minecraft:EE team announced this is now possible through an Azure VM: Today at #MSBuild, we announced that an official Minecraft:…


Activate ‘Rewa – Joining the Manurewa Community of Learning For A Day

Last week, the Microsoft New Zealand Education team had a chance to join the teachers across the Manurewa Community of Learning for a fun day of STEM related activities. Anne Taylor (Education Lead) and Sam McNeill (Education Solution Specialist) presented one of the keynotes, whilst Otako Kaufusi (Teacher Engagement Manager) and Sam also ran breakout…


Coding Competition Coming To Minecraft: Education Edition

Computer Science Education Week is less than a month away and this year Microsoft will be getting in on the action by running a coding competition for students using Minecraft: Education Edition and the Code Connection capabilities inside of this hugely popular game based learning platform. Partnering with EmpireCode, students will get access to guides and…

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Explore Microsoft’s Redmond Campus In Minecraft:Education Edition

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the massive Microsoft Redmond Campus but never had a chance (or permission!) can you now do this via Minecraft:Education Edition with a world provided by Microsoft Facilities (note: there is no support associated in anyway with this world). Download Minecraft;EE Redmond Campus World here According to Wikipedia, It is…

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Trial In A Box Is BACK!

Back by popular demand…. In May/June 2018 Microsoft’s NZ Education Team ran the “Trial in a Box” – a two hour live demo in schools across New Zealand, from as far south as Invercargill all the way up to beautiful Northland (and virtually everywhere in between!). Unfortunately, some schools missed out due to the high…


Minecraft:Education Edition Training

The Minecraft: Education Edition team will be hosting an exclusive, private training for teachers. REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE During this one-day training, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, take with you opportunities to apply it in your classroom, and ideas to support other teachers in your school….


Minecraft: Education Edition Extravaganza by Cyclone

Minecraft: Education Edition Extravaganza by Cyclone This month, Cyclone are hosting an informative and hands-on session for Minecraft: Education Edition! You don’t want to miss out! When students work together, it builds positive classroom climate, teaches the benefits of collaboration and facilitates teamwork in a way that’s more organic than, say, being assigned to work…


Minecraft:Education Edition Webinar

Last month I recorded a 35minute webinar about Minecraft:Education Edition with my colleagues Anne Taylor (Teacher Engagement Manager) and Crispin Lockwood (Microsoft Learning Consultant). You can register and view the webinar here: VIEW WEBINAR HERE We deliberately started the webinar in a very simple way assuming the viewer knew nothing about Minecraft:Education Edition whatsoever and…


MakeCode.com – Fun With Minecraft:Education Edition

I’ve been doing a fair amount of different things in Minecraft:Education Edition recently, including recording a ‘how to get started’ webinar that will go to air shortly. I’ve also been exploring coding examples using the MakeCode.com Code Connection companion application and Richard from the MakeCode team has helped me out with a fantastic example of coding a…