Microsoft Purchases Minecraft...What Does That Mean for MinecraftEdu?
Here is an interesting article from Geekwire. No official word has come from Microsoft nor Minecraft nor MinecraftEdu. So for now it's keep on keeping on. The word among the Games Based Learning community is that most find it unlikely Microsoft will mess with MinecraftEdu unless they plan to "release" it more under their banner. In other words, no news is good news.
What is MinecraftEdu?
MinecraftEdu is a school ready of the game Minecraft created by teachers for classroom use and officially supported by Mojang (the creators of Minecraft).
MinecraftEdu give you and your students the ability to build in an environment where you, the teacher, has more controls and tools at hand to enhance the lesson.
Here is an example of a lesson in MinecraftEdu on the Revolutionary War.