December 17, 2019 | Community, Lessons, Minecraft: Education Edition, Resources, updates
2019 was an incredible year for Minecraft: Education Edition and our global community!
We launched two major updates based on your invaluable feedback, welcomed thousands of educators new to Minecraft, and introduced new lessons with partners like World Wildlife Fund, NASA, and Code.org. Our team expanded, and so did our collective impact as we launched Minecraft: Education Edition in China and supported projects in places like New Zealand, Argentina, Wales, and Japan. We joined Microsoft Education at events that engaged educators around the world, from BETT and ISTE to SXSW and CSTA, and we rolled out new programs and features to ensure Minecraft: Education Edition helps educators reach students of all learning styles.
Here are a few of the highlights to help you look back over the previous year and get inspired for the next one!
Teach STEM across the curriculum with new Minecraft lessons and worlds
Immersive Reader, Library, and Join Codes Improve Classroom Experience
Inspiring stories from schools using Minecraft around the world
Community projects highlighted the creative power of Minecraft
These were just a few of our favorite moments from 2019. We were equally thrilled to see our online community more than double across Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Flipgrid, Teams, and YouTube. Teachers around the world are sharing their own stories, supporting newcomers to Minecraft, and seeing the power of game-based learning come to life in their classrooms!
As we close out our third year of Minecraft: Education Edition, we are ever grateful to the educators who continuously seek ways to brighten your classroom, unleash your students’ brilliance and creativity, and improve your own teaching practice. Thank you, and we’ll see you next year!
Minecraft was just one part of this year’s edtech innovation. Head to the Microsoft Education Blog to explore educators’ favorite resources from the year and learn about the exciting ways they’re being used. If you’re inspired to get started with Minecraft: Education Edition in the new year, head to aka.ms/meegetstarted
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