Kids love Minecraft so it seems only right that they should be able to buy it on the cheap to learn something in school, right? Well Minecraft developer Mojang has teamed up with TeacherGaming, LLC to create MinecraftEdu.
MinecraftEdu is described as a "collaboration of a small team of educators and programmers from the United States and Finland who are working with Mojang to make the game "affordable and accessible to schools everywhere." This team has created a suite of tools that make it easy to unlock the power of Minecraft in the classroom.
The program offers a 50 percent discount off the game and access to the MinecraftEdu mod – created by teachers, for teachers. The modification works with the original Minecraft game and is designed for classroom use. The mod lowers the learning curve so teachers can learn how to use it in the classroom.
MinecraftEdu is currently in a private beta phase. It will be available for purchase to both institutions and individuals in the near future.
For more information, check out minecraftedu.com.