Minecraft being given away to every school in Northern Ireland

The province of Northern Ireland is about to become the first entire region to participate in MinecraftEdu. For those of you unaware, MinecraftEdu is a modded version of Minecraft Minecraft developed by TeacherGaming LLC. It's designed to allow teachers to easily manage Minecraft servers for their classes, and lets students engage in interactive in-game activities.

The Guardian reports that Minecraft Edu, "will be supplied to 200 schools and 30 libraries and community organisations." This is a huge expansion for MinecraftEdu, which has only seen a niche use in classrooms until now.

The move is being funded by the United Kingdom's Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. Since Northern Ireland is part of the U.K, perhaps we could see the same thing happening in other areas of the nation. See the source link for all the details.

Source: The Guardian

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JoshB104
March 25, 2015 at 4:53 PM delete

Really. That's neat.

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CMitchellR
March 25, 2015 at 11:45 PM delete

I really wish I lived in Ireland now... MINECRAFT DURING SCHOOL HOURS!!! That would be the best.

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Zachary Aranha
March 26, 2015 at 8:12 AM delete

#I CANT PLAY MINECRAFT MONDAY-FRIDAY! I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW, MC IN SCHOOL!!!

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cryan03
March 28, 2015 at 8:11 AM delete

ireland. jeez. now, is the usa going to respond by giving everybody a XBOX 1?

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April 2, 2015 at 4:46 AM delete

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