U.S. News & World Report: “Microsoft Aims to Build on ‘Minecraft’ Success” (Ito quoted)

October 31, 2016

The Nov. 1 launch of a “Minecraft” version tailored for the classroom is exciting educators and parents alike.

“Because they added some new modifications for teachers to better manage their class, and to be able to do things like coding and other things that teachers are interested in, it’s just easier for teachers to adopt it,” says Mimi Ito, research director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California—Irvine. Ito also is a co-founder of Connected Camps, a for-profit online learning organization through which teenage coaches use “Minecraft” to teach younger children computer coding and Spanish.

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