While Minecraft was probably created a simple open world game that let gamers build their own worlds and constructs, it eventually evolved and over time, it has become more than just a game. In fact educators have found that the game is pretty useful in the educational scene where it can teach children about science, technology, and even how to code!

That being said as powerful as the tool is, teachers must first know how to use it before they can use it to teach others, right? It’s like how teachers need to be educated on certain topics before they can teach them, so the same would apply here, so much so that Microsoft is actually launching a site dedicated to teachers to help them master the art of Minecraft.

How will this work? Basically it will be a platform in which teachers can get together and discuss the game as well as share resources with one another. According to Microsoft, “Minecraft in education is students visiting an ancient civilization and creating a setting for a story. It is exploring math concepts using Minecraft blocks. It is practicing collaboration, problem solving, digital citizenship and leadership skills while designing experiments and demonstrating mastery. Minecraft in education is teachers inspired by their students to explore and create, and students motivated to learn.”

The site has yet to go live but in the meantime if you’d like to get an idea of what to expect, you can check out the trailer in the video above.

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