First day of primary school was a total hit. Mostly due to super cool teachers, but minecraft made his day!
He bounded out of the classroom all smiles and stories about the day, but the over-riding highlight had been using minecraft. Tech happy as I am I did pause for a moment to worry that it didn't sound like a particularly educational experience but his teachers are 'the bomb', so I was just pleased he had a good start.
Then this mornings guardian article http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/05/minecraft-33-million-users caught my interest. Minecraftedu is not yet available for home use and will tie in to US speck but its going to be a goldmine of educational experience for my son with opportunities for blended learning. The future is not just looking rosier, its looking pixalated!