LDC and Microsoft Egypt hold “Empowering Future Makers 2019” to showcase Microsoft Education portfolio and familiarize schools with the immersive power of Minecraft Education Edition
Link Datacenter the leading integrated technology solutions provider and Gold certified Microsoft partner, expanded its education portfolio to include the well-known Minecraft Education Edition platform. Together with Microsoft they hosted “Empowering Future Makers 2019” on Thursday the 28th of November 2019 to better familiarize and showcase the immersive power of this latest education solution. The event included a challenging competition between five international schools where students were asked to solve multilevel mazes and puzzles through the Minecraft world.
Based on the famous Minecraft game, Minecraft Education Edition is an interactive learning platform where students embark on limitless engaging gaming journeys to learn about their various subjects and topics. Using Minecraft Education Edition strengthens the students problem solving, and collaboration skills in addition to enriching their creativity and improving their understanding. Minecraft Education Edition was met with massive adoption after having a whopping two million users plus across 115 countries after only one year of its release in 2017.
The event also featured Link Datacenter’s other education partners that included leading education software powerhouse ITWORX Education, among its award-winning solutions ITWORX Education presented WinjiGo; a next generation social learning platform. In addition ubbu, a Portuguese developer for a turnkey solution that seamlessly brings computer science into any classroom with interactive and integrated ICT curriculum for k-6 was present . Assisting in organizing the event was award winning digital education company Computers4Kids, based in South Africa Computers4Kids specializes in developing digital content including Minecraft worlds aligned with various curriculums. Together the solutions offered by the different partners helped school decision makers identify how technology is changing the educational landscape by making the educational process more enjoyable, engaging, and efficient.
Pivotal to the event was the Minecraft Education Edition competition where five prominent international schools (Mansoura college, Hayah International Academy, Futures Schools, Menese International schools and Victoria College) each made up of a team of four middle school students and a teacher competed against each other for the trophy. Students played and collaborated in the game to find solutions to multiple mazes and puzzles, all moderated and judged by the Minecraft consultants from Computers 4 Kids. After a grueling but exciting five-hour match Mansoura college was announced as the winner.
Minecraft Education has gained wide acceptance in record time due to its ability to foster an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. Together with Link Datacenter schools can now easily adopt the solution in minimal time at affordable prices. In addition to abundant free lesson content that is available online teachers can also easily create new lesson plans and code matching worlds for their students to explore. Many of the lessons available from the Minecraft community are NGSS compliant. Link Datacenter provides comprehensive teacher training and support to assist them in easily using the solution.
The addition of Minecraft Education Edition to LDC’s education portfolio coupled with its strong partnership with leading education technology providers, has made it a one stop shop for all educational technology needs; an important milestone in LDC’s journey to providing comprehensive solutions to an array of industries.
“No educational solution has seen this massive adoption rate as Minecraft Education Edition, we are confident that with LDC’s strong presence in the market and leading role in the education market we will see a surge in its adoption locally and regionally”.
Sara Rady, Microsoft Education Territory Channel Manager.