Xbox announces free educational Minecraft content for children in lockdown
25 Mars, 2020, 13:12 | Auteur: Therese Cote
These educational worlds can be played on your own, with your kids, parents or friends.
"While these are unprecedented times we are living in, I have no doubt that we'll come through this experience stronger than ever".
The 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has officially been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
If you start displaying symptoms of COVID-19, the smartest thing to do is to isolate yourself from others and remain at home until you recover. Here at Microsoft, we're constantly asking ourselves what we can do to support people during this challenging time.
"I believe gaming has a unique power to bring people together, to entertain, to inspire and connect us, and I believe that's even more true under these unique circumstances", Spencer said.
Xbox Live is undergoing "unprecedented demand" due to the number of people staying inside to stop the spread of coronavirus, and the Xbox teams are "working diligently to ensure we can be there for our players".
As well as learning about the ISS, kids will code with a robot, explore landmarks in Washington DC, build 3D fractals and learn what it's like to be a marine biologist. He hopes that screen time limits and content filters will help families "balance gaming with offline schoolwork and other responsibilities".
Any player with Minecraft for Bedrock platforms (the newer version of Minecraft) will be able to find the worlds by launching the game and opening the in-game store.
The free content pack is now available, and will continue to be free until at least June 30th, according to the blog post. Minecraft is available on Android & iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows 10 PC, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, Fire TV, Xbox One, Windows MR, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. To combine Minecraft with education seems like another no-brainer, because while maybe some of the hardcore audience has moved on after so long, a lot of kids still play it, making it an invaluable teaching aid if used appropriately.
However, as the health care system is under such strain, it can sometimes be a while before medical staff arrives at rest homes. The state prosecutors in Spain have announced to launch an investigation into the death of 19 people inside Madrid care home.
There were also signs that gold metal itself was in short supply with the premium on exchange for physical blowing out. Yet analysts fear it will do little to offset the near-term economic damage done by mass lockdowns and layoffs.
The directives will be reviewed on April 8 after consulting public health authorities and medical experts. Of course, many teams had already closed up shop, and others had limited personnel at their facilities.
Another ship, the MSC Magnifica , departed Fremantle last night but overnight was told it would be stopped from docking at Dubai. Among those on board, around 800 are Australians, including 200 Western Australians. "They need to leave and go home", he said.
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Dr Murphy admitted the social distancing measures were "draconian" but absolutely necessary to defeat the virus. While ceremonies are still permitted they are limited to the couple, two witnesses and the celebrant.
Fourteen employees of National Basketball Association teams, including 10 players, have tested positive for the coronavirus. This disease needs not to be taken lightly. "Please protect your family, your loved ones, your friends, yourself", he said.
The provincial capital Wuhan, which has been in total lockdown since January 23, will lift its travel restrictions on April 8. Authorities have also suggested the U.S. is on track to eventually overtake China's record of almost 82,000 infected cases.
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