» Minecraft in education

EdWeek’s Benjamin Herald has an interesting look at how Minecraft is being used in K-12 classrooms.

One of the world’s most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms, opening new doors for teaching everything from city planning to 1st graders to physics for high schoolers.

One project in Colorado had kids build Minecraft replicas of historical buildings in the state.

It’s not mentioned in the article, but it also teaches kids about the dangers of zombies, which will be vital after the Robot Apocalypse.

(Thanks to Dan Montopoli for the link.)