Minecraft: Education Edition Blog

The official Minecraft blog for educators

Mentor of the Week – Monica Joshi

June 21, 2018 | Global Mentor, Mentor of the Week, Monica Joshi, MOTW

You are the player, and I am the block. Together we make Minecraft. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into Minecraft building ...

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Activity of the Week – Shipwreck Narrative

June 18, 2018 | Activity of the Week, AOTW, aquatic, creativity, ELA, Evidence-Based writing, Narrative Writing

In this Activity of the Week, we will use the just released Update Aquatic for Minecraft Education Edition. Students will load the supplied shipwreck world to observe details, record evidence and then...

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Mentor of the Week – Perin Lal

June 14, 2018 | Global Mentor, Involving Parents, Mentor of the Week, MOTW

Involving Parents in Learning Minecraft I entered a room full of upset parents to meet them regarding a Minecraft class I was teaching. "Kids can kill each other" shouts one parent. “This game prom...

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Update Aquatic Released for Minecraft: Education Edition

June 12, 2018 | aquatic, Coding, release, updates

The Update Aquatic is now available for all Minecraft: Education Edition users. This update adds new ocean and underwater biomes, plus aquatic mobs and items including dolphins, tropical fish, coral, ...

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Activity of the Week – Sculpture Garden

June 11, 2018 | Activity of the Week, AOTW, Art, creativity, Problem Solving, Sculpture

In this week's activity of the week, students try their hand at chipping away at blocks in this world to reveal the sculpture that lies beneath! What sculpture can you create and then hide for someone...

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