Paint Program in Minecraft Snapshot 13w36a (by sethbling)

Still think games are for kids?  This YouTube superstar has been using Minecraft to write programs.

Now think about your students.  Imagine what you could do if you had an environment that was easy to measure (all blocks are 1 meter cubed, except for the ones that are 1x1x0.5), easy to learn, complex enough to write programs, build economies, etc., and is actually popular with a large percentage of students!

Minecraft is not the only game being used in school, but it’s one of the best.