Minecraft Gets Free Educational Content To Help Parents & Children Learning at Home

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Microsoft has announced the addition on a new Education category to the Minecraft Marketplace, which will feature free curated educational content to help parents and children balance learning and fun.

This content includes an explorable International Space Station through a partnership with NASA, coding tutorials, Washington DC landmarks to visit and loads more. Speaking on Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer said, "we are living in unprecedented times".

"The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people around the world and changed the way we go about our daily lives. Here at Microsoft, we’re constantly asking ourselves what we can do to support people during this challenging time. To me, the most important thing to remember is that we’re all living and learning through this together."

"With hundreds of millions of kids at home due to coronavirus-related school closures more kids are going online to spend time with their friends, explore online worlds and learn through play. Families are trying to navigate the need to help their children with distance learning and balance that with taking time to have fun."

Spencer also addressed that Microsoft are monitoring usage across their networks to ensure that the increase in users doesn't disrupt players being able to use Xbox Live.

"We understand the important role gaming is playing right now to connect people and provide joy in these isolating and stressful times, and our teams are working diligently to ensure we can be there for our players. To that end, we are actively monitoring performance and usage trends to ensure we’re optimizing the service for our customers worldwide and accommodating for new growth and demand."

Minecraft is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile devices. Any parents who need more information should check out this blog post on the Minecraft website for details on how to make the most of these new features


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