The opening day of the SXSWedu conference offered a glimpse of the broad array of ed-tech efforts meant to transform education.
All Blog Posts With Minecraft Tag or Category
March 10, 2015
March 09, 2015
An irresistible computer game and a equally irresistible 7-year-old teach me about how we might link deeper learning and the Common Core.
January 08, 2015
Hack Education founder Audrey Watters takes on ClassDojo, Khan Academy, Knewton, B.F. Skinner, and the ed-tech sector's lack of historical awareness in a self-published new book.
September 15, 2014
A Microsoft official pledges that the company, in acquiring the developer of Minecraft, will "nurture and grow" the enormously popular video game.
September 11, 2014
The U.S.-based technology giant may be seeking to purchase the company that created the wildly popular game Minecraft, which has become a hit among children, adults, and some teachers who weave it into instruction.
August 14, 2014
Instructure, a company that makes learning management systems, has unveiled a MOOC and an app designed to help teachers become more familiar with Minecraft and integrate the game into classes.
August 12, 2014
Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.
February 14, 2014
Wisconsin elementary school principal Matt Renwick says that the game, if taken in the right context, can be seen not as a distraction, but as a resource to help students build critical learning skills.