Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Coronavirus: Minecraft offers free lessons to children

Now, Microsoft is releasing educational Minecraft content which will be free for all players.

In response to the uptick in children stuck at home due to the Coronavirus, Microsoft is offering free access to a suite of educational gaming content until this summer.

Microsoft have made a decision to step up to the plate, drawing from the Minecraft: Education Edition and adding worlds and lessons to a new Education category in the Minecraft Marketplace. "The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of individuals around the globe and adjusted the way in which we go about our each day lives".

"I said earlier that I think games have a unique power to bring people together, entertain, inspire and connect us, and I think that is even truer in these unique circumstances", Spencer wrote. These include a replica of the International Space Station, a robot-aided coding course, a tour of Washington D.C. landmarks, marine biology, greek history, and more. "Many are looking to play to stay connected to their friends while practicing social distancing, and we are seeing an unprecedented demand for games from our customers right now". While many people are working from home, there are a large number of students who are also trying to learn from home. He hopes that screen time limits and content filters will help families "balance gaming with offline schoolwork and other responsibilities".

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In the article, Spencer mentions that Xbox teams are "working diligently" to ensure Xbox services continue working smoothly, and highlights the important role gaming is playing in connecting people and providing enjoyment during these "isolating and stressful times". Be smart and stay at home.

Anyone with Minecraft for Bedrock platforms can find these worlds by launching Minecraft and visiting the in-game store.

By downloading different worlds, kids can take part in lesson plans that feature various tasks such as creative writing assignments, puzzles, and build challenges. If you're curious about exploring these new worlds, you can get Minecraft via Android & iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows 10 PC, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Fire TV, Xbox One, Windows MR, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

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