Crafting the Minds of Victorian Students
Every government school student across Victoria now has access to Minecraft: Education Edition as part of a new partnership with the State Government and Microsoft.
Under the new agreement a broad range of software, including Minecraft: Education Edition is now available for use by all Victorian government schools, students and staff.
Minecraft: Education Edition is a classroom version of the hugely popular game Minecraft, specifically created to immerse students in various Minecraft worlds to promote creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration between students.
Providing a safe, shared learning environment within the classroom, the Education Edition of Minecraft is tailored to teach collaboration and build their skills in technology and science.
Students will interact with virtual learning experiences that directly link and expand on the subjects being taught in the classroom.
Teachers can also use the program to engage students, meet their learning needs and build their skills around a particular subject such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), history, geography or coding.
Minister for Education James Merlino said: “We know our kids will need skills in science and in technology as well as critical thinking, and programs like this give them the opportunity to develop in these areas.”
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