Massively Minecraft has grown to the size of a large primary school. We have parents and teachers online helping children learn though play and imagination. Our global community reflects the same cultural and gender make up of any school – and our kids spend the same amount of time in the game-world as they do in their school world. The curriculum is based around imagination and play – the assessment tasks tied to international standards. Our kids surpass these year’s in advance of the benchmark. We are teaching teachers about all forms of technology, and our world is a cross sectoral virtual playground of professional development. Many of our teacher-parents, you will know well, they write some of the biggest blogs online and have influenced thousands of people.
We also have zero funding. We want to keep it free. What ticks me off is the wasted millions spent on programs that quite frankly are never going to scratch the surface of what this community has achieved in its first year. We are not a game, we are not a school project – we are a 24/7 pervasive world – and without question, we influence and change lives. How do we know – people tell us.
Happy First Birthday Massively Minecraft. Sorry, no present.