#MinecraftEDU global build challenge

This week I stumbled upon a new opportunity to work on a Minecraft project. I’ve been letting this site languish for a while. Life happens, as they say. But this summer something interesting happened. My local school district began paying attention to Minecraft, after years of doing nothing with it. I was invited to a pilot program run in a neighborhood school and liked what I saw. There’s some new energy and personnel, maybe spurred on by the last 18 months of remote schooling for most Chicago public school kids. In any case, I’ll take it. Microsoft has also been making some noise around it’s Eduction Edition version of Minecraft, collaborating with New York Public Schools on a student build challenge.

Anyway, here’s the tweet announcing this new build challenge, co-sponsored with UNESCO around an environmental theme.

UNESCO Twitter account tweeting about this new Minecraft challenge

I ran this idea by my 13-year old Minecraft prodigy son and he said he’d work on it. ๐Ÿ˜‚So, we’re back in the game!

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