Venture into digital worlds instead of the real one!
The world is upside down right now. We’re learning lots of new phrases like social distancing, contact tracing, and stop snacking just because you’re bored. Everyone around the world is coming together to do their part, whether that’s working on finding a vaccine, delivering food and supplies, or staying indoors. Whatever the case, all of our daily routines have been thrown completely out of whack. It’s easy to get scared at a time like this, which is why focusing on something can help you stay calm.
Educators around the world are doing everything they can to provide digital lessons for the half a billion students who are out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not an easy task and Microsoft and Minecraft want to do there part to help keep young minds sharp and stimulated.
If you head over to the Minecraft Marketplace, you will find some of our favourite lessons from Minecraft: Education Edition in a brand new Education category. These educational worlds can be played on your own, with your kids, parents or friends.
From the comfort of your home, you can tour the International Space Station or even explore the inside of a human eye. Included in this collection of wonder, are ten worlds from the Marketplace creator community!
Thanks to creators Everbloom, Jigarbov, Lifeboat, Razzleberries, The World Foundry, Blockworks, and Imagiverse you can explore renewable energy, marine biology, Greek history, and more! The worlds include lesson plans like creative writing activities, build challenges, and tricky puzzles.
All of these worlds are launching today and are free to download through June 30, 2020.
Anyone with Minecraft for Bedrock platforms can find these worlds by launching Minecraft and visiting the in-game store. Minecraft is available on Android & iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows 10 PC, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Fire TV, Xbox One, Windows MR, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.
You can find the complete content list here: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/marketplace/education
To learn more about distance learning with Minecraft: Education Edition, visit: https://aka.ms/remote-learning-blog
Stay safe, wherever you are. We’ll get through this.