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Minecraft Parent Letter

Minecraft Parent Letter

We are excited to announce that this year your student will have the opportunity to learn using Minecraft Education Edition! The Minecraft Education Edition is a version of Minecraft designed by teachers to be used in the classroom.

What is Minecraft: Education Edition?
Minecraft EDU is a game-based learning platform that offers educators a transformative way to engage students and ignite their passion for learning. Minecraft includes standards aligned content across K12 subjects.

What will students learn with Minecraft: Education Edition?
Minecraft helps prepare students for the future workplace building skills like:

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Systems thinking

How is Minecraft: Education Edition different than the game, Minecraft?

Minecraft: Education Edition is a special version of the game developed specifically for educational use. This version adds features and controls for classrooms, specialty blocks and communication tools, and a tutorial for first-time educator use. 

Minecraft is uniquely suited to develop both the noncognitive skills, such as patience and discipline, as well as allowing for teacher-generated worlds and environments that can be specifically tailored to teach specific educational and curricular outcomes.