Discovery Education Launches Minecraft Education Edition Channel — THE Journal

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Discovery Education launches the Minecraft Education Edition channel

Discovery Education recently unveiled a new Minecraft: Education Edition integration into its learning platform, which means the hugely popular educational game can now be accessed from the DE platform without requiring any further downloads or installations, said companies.

Easier access for educators has been one of the drivers behind the new partnership with Discovery Education, Allison Matthews, head of Minecraft: Education Edition, told THE Journal in a recent interview.

“The collaboration with Discovery Education has been going on for a while now, and it’s wonderful to see it come to life,” she said. “There are so many teachers who have already established their practice in their classroom, and it is often very difficult for them to add another entry point for content into their practice when they already have so much to do. . So, through the Discovery Education collaboration, we’re giving them exposure to the types of lessons available in Minecraft: Education Edition, in a way that’s very accessible to educators already using the Discovery Education platform.

The M:EE partnership with Discovery Education also means that educators on the platform can easily access associated lesson plans and ready-to-assign student activities to use with the hundreds of Minecraft games available in areas such as math, SEL, coding, language. arts, history and sciences.

Students can use the Discovery Education content creation tool to take notes on their progress in Minecraft and show their class or teacher what they have learned and achieved in each Minecraft game or lesson. Additionally, the Discovery Education platform’s accessibility tools also make it easy for students with special needs to participate in Minecraft games.

The Minecraft: Education Edition channel is now available on the Discovery Education platform, the companies said.

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