Victoria

New programs for schools to build digital tech skills

Every government school student will have access to Minecraft: Education Edition as part of a new partnership with the Victorian Government to give students access to the very best digital and science technology.

Under the new agreement between the Government and Microsoft, a broad range of software, including Minecraft: Education Edition is now available for use by all Victorian government schools, students and staff.

Minecraft: Education Edition is a classroom version of the hugely popular game Minecraft, specifically created to immerse students in various Minecraft worlds to promote creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration between students.

Providing a safe, shared learning environment within the classroom, the Education Edition of Minecraft is tailored to teach collaboration and build their skills in technology and science.

Students will interact with virtual learning experiences that directly link and expand on the subjects being taught in the classroom.

Teachers can also use the program to engage students, meet their learning needs and build their skills around a particular subject such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), history, geography or coding.

Source: Vic Government