Whilst many schools across the world have closed during the Coronavirus outbreak, parents and children are wondering what to do with themselves. Educational Minecraft may be the answer.
The popular building game Minecraft has decided to make its Minecraft worlds available for free. The aim is to help children whilst they are not in school.
Minecraft’s educational worlds contain 12 digital lessons. These are free to download until the end of June, but this may be subject to change.
The digital lessons have tours and they can be played with friends or parents. It’s a great way to entertain the kids whilst offering them the benefit of educational value.
In a recent Minecraft blog, Sofia Dankis wrote:
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 we want to do our part to help keep young minds sharp and stimulated.Sofia Dankis, Minecraft
Minecraft is currently available across the following platforms:
- Kindle Fire
- Windows 10 PC
- Gear VR
- Oculus Rift
- Fire TV
- Xbox One
- Windows MR
- Nintendo Switch
- Playstation 4
The entire educational content collection can be found here.
Many other educational resources are currently free, during the Coronavirus outbreak. It’s great to see so many companies and people coming together to keep things as normal as possible for kids and adults alike.
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Other Minecraft ideas to keep you entertained during the outbreak.
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Join the Minecraft Beta: Get access to test versions of the game to try them out before they are released to the live versions of Minecraft.