Every Minecraft player learns essential life-skills like tree-punching and good Creeper-defence but, when used in the right way, Minecraft can help people around the world to learn lots more. Over the past few years, educators around the world have been using Minecraft to explore subjects that might not spring to mind when you think of our block-based game. Since 2011, MinecraftEdu - a version of Minecraft built for the classroom - has been used in over 40 countries. Lots of people have learned loads of things since then.
The company plans to launch the new edition as a free trial this summer. Current MinecraftEdu customers will get the first year of Minecraft: Education Edition for free. Development of the title will be shaped by the education community at education.minecraft.net. The site will also host lesson plans and provide a forum for discussion.
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