Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has developed a new portal for the teachers. It helps the teachers to develop creativity in students with the help of video games from Minecraft. The video games offer an easy way to learn and inculcate creativity. It is fun and engages the students in the class.
Seattle-based elementary school teachers, New Zealand based college professors and Los Angeles-based school teachers are some of the examples to use the Minecraft in the classroom. It is an innovative way to make students understand the subjects like geography, history and mathematics.
Students may not be able to understand subjects like history just by reading the text book. They will be able to grasp the content and understand on watching the video that demonstrates the facts visually. Visual representation of any topic will help the students to grasp faster and put in practice. It helps to remember the things longer and gain good marks in the examinations apart from boosting creativity.
Mojang and Microsoft are hopeful that the dedicated minecraft portal will help the teachers to inspire the students and make them understand even the difficult subjects. The teachers can use a building block game in the classroom to teach volume, area, and perimeter. The students can also visually experience ancient civilization with the help of the video games.
The video games in the classroom will also develop leadership skills in students. It helps them to develop a habit to work as a team with others.
As part of this initiative, the education team of Microsoft will integrate the office 365 with Edmodo, the global education network. It allows students and teachers to use PowerPoint and OneNote for collaboration.
Microsoft has also developed Bing Pulse that helps the students to inform teachers if they could not understand the lesson. The teachers can read the insight and adjust the class accordingly so that students can understand easily.
The company will unveil Bing Pulse on July 9, 2015. Microsoft will unveil details of this project in Philadelphia during June 29 and July 1 at an International Society for Technology in Education. The company will soon unveil a minecraft site “education.minecraft.net” for teachers.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has purchased Mojang, a developer of minecraft, for $2.5 billion in 2014. The company is using the minecraft to help students learn to solve complex problems.