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Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas, inspiration, and student projects for teachers by Colin Gallagher

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12. Minecraft in Education—the Future

It’s a very hard thing to predict the future, especially anything to do with technology or education. As you have seen over the last several chapters, the ways Minecraft can be used in education are vast if not unlimited. If you look at the broader picture, we haven’t even scratched the surface of its applications.

Where Minecraft will be in the realms of education in the future is hard to see. The company behind MinecraftEdu is in the process of releasing Kerbal Space Program Edu, which deals with sending aliens (the Kerbals) to space and back. The game is based heavily on authentic orbital mechanics, aerodynamics, forces, and rocket science! Imagine the fun and engagement that students can have learning ...

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