Minecraft game gives Microsoft a school foothold

Posted: January 25, 2016 at 2:38 a.m.

Visitors play Minecraft at the Legends of Gaming Live event in London in September.

Teachers in thousands of schools in dozens of countries use the video game Minecraft to teach subjects from math to English to computer programming through MinecraftEdu. They use a modified version of the game first made in 2011 by an independent group of teachers and computer programmers.

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