Receive a one-year subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition when you purchase a new Windows 10 device for your school*
Microsoft is committed to helping students, educators and schools achieve better outcomes through enriched educational experiences. To support this, where a qualifying customer purchases a new Windows 10 device, the school will receive a one year single user subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition.
Taking Your First Steps
Spatial thinking and pixel art in Minecraft create an excellent opportunity for students to work on mathematics and visual arts objectives in an engaging environment. Additionally, pixel art is a medium that’s already engaging to students and one that allows educators to take their first steps with the game without being the expert.
Time to Build
Students open up a Minecraft world to use as their canvas. Their pixel art creations range from portraits to landscapes to patterns and language. Students take care to transfer their plans to the immersive space.
Assessing Student Work
For this pixel-art lesson, students turn in not only screenshots from their Minecraft creation but also their grid diagram from their plans. The educator also includes questions about scale and ratio to push student thinking.
For qualifying customers, simply purchase new Windows 10 devices to be used by your K-12 school. For each device purchased your school will receive a one year single user subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition. Hold onto your invoice - you will need it to redeem this offer. This offer is redeemable starting in July 2017.