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Looking for a way to teach simple environmental issues, city planning, higher order thinking skills, and digital creation?  One school in Sweden has made the use of the highly pixelated game of Minecraft a mandatory part of the curriculum.  With the necessary safeguards and on a very limited scale, Minecraft has the ability to do what Second Life was trying to do with their educational islands – and do so in a way that’s accessible to 10-year-old students.

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