Discovery Education has unveiled a new integration of Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) into its learning platform, which means the popular educational game is now accessible from within Discovery Education’s platform without requiring any other download or installation.
The M:EE partnership with Discovery Education also means that educators on the platform can easily access related lesson plans and ready-to-assign student activities to use alongside the hundreds of available Minecraft games in subjects such as math, SEL, coding, language arts, history, and science.
Students can use the Discovery Education content creation tool to take notes on their Minecraft progress and show their class or their teacher what they learned and achieved within each Minecraft game or lesson. Additionally, the platform’s accessibility tools make it easy for students with special needs to participate in the Minecraft games. The Minecraft: Education Edition Channel is also accessible from within the Discovery Education platform.
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