SSC Editorial: Microsoft and Minecraft and Training Kids

It’s been a few days since Microsoft and Minecraft and Training Kids was the editorial of the day and I’ve enjoyed the conversation it created. We all struggle with trying to find the balance between protecting our children and giving them time and space to grow, and it seems I’m not the only one that sees possibilities in Minecraft for kids.

A comment on Twitter led me to Youth Digital where they have a Minecraft Mod course for $249. That’s interesting, both for education and as a product in the market. I don’t think my daughter is quite ready to try it, but I’m keeping it in mind. I could stand to learn a little Java anyway! Even if I build some simple mod it might be interesting to see if she would enjoy the process of sharing (marketing) it, reading the comments, thinking about if and how to make it better.