Little by little, the iPad it is becoming a symbol of Apple's ambitions in the educational environment (just as the Apple Watch becomes the epicenter of the company's health and wellness initiative). Ma's own endeavors in this regard are various, but now another company that is announcing a novelty that will make teachers and students around the world happy Microsoft.
The Redmond giant is announcing, through its subsidiary Mojang, the arrival of Minecraft: Education Edition to Cupertino tablets. The game, released in late 2016, is already available for Windows 10 and macOS, but now find a new portion of the public that prefers to use more intuitive devices on their school day.
For those unfamiliar with the initiative, Minecraft: Education Edition is a special version of the game that has become a phenomenon around the world for use in classrooms. Teachers have control over the map of the universe, allowing the creation of educational environments according to the themes that are being studied; in-game blackboards, guidelines and activities can be included, and students can document their progress on a portfolio platform. The game's website brings more information about its almost infinite possibilities.
Minecraft: Education Edition for iPads will be released in the next month, and schools that have Microsoft 365 student licenses will be able to use the platform for free; teachers and students who have never had contact with the game can receive tutorials and other free tools for a first setting. Nice, huh?
While this new version doesn't arrive, download it here for macOS and have fun.