Are you worried about Minecraft?

Minecraft has grabbed the attention of parents and educators alike due to its phenomenal appeal to kids, and now it’s international news in this BBC story today. One of my favorite bloggers, Bianca Hewes, has even suffered through battles as her own son has worked to educate the world on the awesomeness of Minecraft as an educational tool. In fact, Minecraft, now owned by Microsoft (never the slouch in identifying a great opportunity) is marketing itself as a teacher’s secret weapon.

With ten-year-olds making YouTube channels for sharing their creations, setting up home servers to make it all go, and building virtual Lego worlds with their friends, if you haven’t paid attention to this growing world before now, I suspect it’s time to start. I’m rather looking forward to having a little time to spare to get into it myself. I’m told it wasn’t created exclusively for kids. Heh heh.

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Free online video/audio editing for Chromebooks

Geek’s Life editor Dave CurleeĀ brings you this quick video on a number of tools including Pixlr and WeVideo you can use on your Chromebook or other App-loving device. Check it out!