Minecraft has become a juggernaut of the gaming industry since its release in 2011. It has sold more than 100 million copies and is now being used in schools around the world to teach kids a variety of lessons. In fact, the instructive potential of the title led Microsoft to create a special educational version specifically for use in the classroom. Teachers have used the game in all sorts of interesting ways.
Some methods include learning about architecture and town planning by building cities, modeling water flow in dams, and even discovering how the Great Fire of London was able to spread across a huge area so quickly.