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:…


Hidden Chinese Character Mission In Minecraft: Education Edition

One of the best parts of my job is meeting amazing educators who think up new and creative ways to engage learners on their educational journey. I was talking recently with Annelise Borger, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIE-E) who shared with me how she had been using Minecraft: Education Edition and the Code Builder feature…


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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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…


Real Stories Of Teaching With Minecraft:EE

Last week I shared a blog post from the Microsoft Australia Education Team about the difference accessibility to devices makes for learners and this week I see they’ve shared an excellent webinar showcasing the work of four teachers from New South Wales. As always, I refer you to the original blog post to read in detail:…


Minecraft: Education Edition and STEAM Training

Minecraft: Education Edition is an excellent platform to deliver game based learning in your classroom and assist students to develop in the critical STEAM subjects of: Science Technology Engineering Arts Maths Using Technology Better are going to delivering a number of workshops around the North Island from February 22nd 2018 through to 1st March 2018:  …


Minecraft: Education Edition Roadshow Across New Zealand

Join the Microsoft Education Team for a presentation on how you can incorporate Minecraft: EE into your classroom. Hear from the Microsoft Learning Consultants and Expert Educators on all things Microsoft in Education with a specific focus on how Minecraft: EE can support Computational Thinking for Digital Technologies and Designing and Developing Digital Outcomes. Methven:…


Deploy & Code In Minecraft

Minecraft has become something of a global phenomenon, engaging users of all ages both in and out of the education sector. The official Minecraft site lists sales figures of the original Java edition exceeding 27 million, and this won’t include Minecraft on other platforms or the Education Edition released earlier this year that adds some unique…