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News Microsoft announces Minecraft Education Edition

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 19 Jan 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. JPicasso

    JPicasso New Member

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    Yeah, but how are they going to get kids to play Minecraft? Good luck Microsoft.
     
  3. DeckerdBR

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    Did you never get to play pong on a BBC computer at school in the extra curriculum lessons? Very formative for me they were!

    Also, I bet many of the kids are already playing mine craft, given its insane popularity! I suspect it won't be as difficult as you think. Unless that was Sarcasm? If so, carry on :)
     
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    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, getting kids to STOP playing Minecraft is the hard part.
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    In my case it was primary school lunchtimes spent playing Cannon Fodder and Zool on the school's Acorns, there was a PC [*a* PC] but it was for CAD [it was given to the school as part of an initiative with a local secondary school to get kids interested in design/tech iirc] and there were no games on it.

    EDIT: So if i've read it right, it'll use the 'Microsoft Account for work/schools' or whatever they're calling it this week, so they can log into this and Onedrive/office 365/etc. with the same login if the school has/uses them.
     
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    Cannon Fodder!! Yes!

    My 6 year old step brother is pretty awesome at Minecraft on the ipad and 360 already!
    As a somewhat responsible adult now, it's the one game I keep telling my mom it's ok to leave them playing
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Why do i get a whiff of the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang when i read this article. :D
     
  8. DeckerdBR

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    I think it's more a case that using the MS account infrastructure that office 365 uses, makes it easier to deploy the software/game in a school or corporate environment.

    There has been huge push to get O365 pushed out on many of the clients we support at work, a trend that is also indicative of the industry as a whole.

    If I understand it right.
     

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