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23 FREE Minecraft Items To Own, As Of 1 December 2020!

Here are 23 FREE Minecraft items to own and add to your account, as of 1 December 2020!

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23 FREE Minecraft Items To Own, As Of 1 December 2020!

Free Minecraft Item #1 : Fall Buddies

Where To Download : Get it here!

Fall is here and these group of friends are prepared with their scarves, sweaters and turkey hats! Here are five fall skins by The Lucky Petals!

Celebrate the coming of winter and the beauty of fall with these skins! The tree skin has a little surprise on the back of it, turn the skin around to see what’s behind!

Free Minecraft Item #2 : Way Of The Nether

Where To Download : Get it here!

Requires update 1.16 to download. A dimensional rift has appeared overnight in Poppy Isle & the mayor has gone missing! It’s up to you to venture into the Nether & figure out what happened.

  • Discover all the new Nether biomes
  • Study mobs & learn which are dangerous & which are useful
  • Mine & craft using the new mineral, Netherite
  • Research the Nether & save the mayor!

Free Minecraft Item #2 : Rockett Adventures 1 (Dinosaur City)

Where To Download : Get it here!

Meet the Rockett family! Mom’s time machine exploded and dinosaurs are all over the city.

Play as Jake or Nora and take on T-rexes, Velociraptors, Brachiosauruses, and more. Help mom put her time machine back together.

  • 2 free skins
  • 6 rideable dinosaurs
  • A fully-voiced adventure
  • Single-player
  • Many more episodes to come

Free Minecraft Item #4 : Lessons In Good Trouble

Where To Download : Get it here!

Good Trouble is a tour of social justice movements through history based on the life and teachings of Civil Rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis.

Created by educators from Lewis’ home district with support from Teaching Tolerance, this educational map shows the “good trouble” that various historic leaders catalyzed around the world in acting against injustice.

Free Minecraft Item #5 : Builders & Biomes

Where To Download : Get it here!

To celebrate the release of the new Minecraft Builders & Biomes: Farmer’s Market board game expansion, here is a fun skin pack to add some style to your homestead!

Live off the land and enjoy the simple life with these farm-tastic skins! Whether you aspire to be a skilled gardener or a busy builder, now you can look the part!

Free Minecraft Item #6 : Astronaut Training Center

Where To Download : Get it here!

Wondering what’s beyond our Earth or how to drive the Mars rover? Learn more about space and what it takes to be an astronaut!

Visit the Space Center and follow classes to teach you the basic principles of the universe and redstone. Feel like you know everything?

Test your knowledge with the tests! + Fun learning experience! + Over a dozen classes! + Includes 4 skins!

Free Minecraft Item #7 : Graduation Celebration

Where To Download : Get it here!

To help those holding virtual celebrations, we’ve created a custom Minecraft world that provides a fun way to gather together online to celebrate graduation when it is difficult to meet in person.

Instructions are provided within the game on how to run the experience.

Free Minecraft Item #8 : International Space Station

Where To Download : Get it here!

Did you know that humans have been living in space for almost 20 years? Minecraft is celebrating this historic milestone in partnership with NASA with a new International Space Station world for you to explore.

Researchers have conducted thousands of tests on board, and you’re next! Design a new module for the station and describe what experiments you’d like to run.

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Free Minecraft Item #9 : The Human Eye

Where To Download : Get it here!

Explore the inner workings of the human eye with this scientific model. Observe how light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

Use this world as inspiration to think about how you might create other natural systems or parts of the human body to bring biology to life.

Free Minecraft Item #10 : Minecraft X Uniqlo Skin Pack

Where To Download : Get it here!

Let’s celebrate the new Minecraft x Uniqlo UT T-Shirt collection with this free Marketplace skin pack!

This skin pack features the 7 new t-shirt designs as well as some other fun surprises. Embark on your future adventures in UT style!

Free Minecraft Item #11 : 57Digital Christmas Skin Pack

Where To Download : Get it here!

Hello lovely Minecrafter! As a way of saying thanks for supporting us and all the talented Minecraft Marketplace teams… we’ve made an extra special skin pack for you!

Wear these six hand-crafted Christmas gift skins with pride and stay awesome. Merry Christmas!

Free Minecraft Item #12 : Safari World

Where To Download : Get it here!

Immerse yourself in a land of rare species with Safari World! Study animals in need of help and capture a moment in time with your very own camera.

Be careful though, don’t fall prey to the panther, lynx, or even the cheetah!

  • Discover 35 animals within their natural habitats
  • Find and listen to 30 unique audio files for each creature
  • Includes a safari bus and buggy

Free Minecraft Item #13 : Summer Beach Party

Where To Download : Get it here!

The best way to kick off summer is a party on the beach! These skins make chilling out on the sand well within your reach. Take to the surf and ride a wave or be the lifeguard and act really brave.

When the music starts, it’s time to dance, so don’t be shy, this is your chance. Now is the time to enjoy the sun, summer fun has just begun!

Free Minecraft Item #14 : Marine Biologist Roleplay

Where To Download : Get it here!

Dive into the exciting life of a marine biologist! Explore several ocean biomes while discovering amazing creatures.

  • Peaceful scavenger hunt based gameplay
  • 20 new aquatic animals
  • Drivable submarine
  • 16 hidden collectibles
  • Custom soundtrack
  • Detailed roleplay lab and aquarium

Free Minecraft Item #15 : The Traveling Trader

Where To Download : Get it here!

Trade us absolutely nothing, in return, we’ll give you a Traveling Trader adventure!

Explore multiple villages, meet a cast of delightful villagers, and learn terrific new trades. Do we have a deal?

  • The Pillager outpost has attacked – help the poor village it pillaged!
  • Save the kidnapped villager from the Pillager Stronghold!
  • Trade, trade, and trade some more.

Free Minecraft Item #16 : Classic Texture Pack

Where To Download : Get it here!

The classic Minecraft look you know and love! Why not try both packs and compare them yourself?

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Free Minecraft Item #17 : Lumen City Challenge

Where To Download : Get it here!

Design, build and manage your own entire city in Lumen City Challenge. Keep an eye on pollution levels whilst growing your city population to create the greatest city you can!

  • Single-player city building game!
  • Collect taxes and upgrade buildings
  • Choose your energy sources wisely!

Free Minecraft Item #18 : Minecraft Texture Update Beta

Where To Download : Get it here!

The extraordinary Minecraft Texture Update has been on the Java Edition in beta for quite a while and now It’s finally on Bedrock!

We’re renovating the old textures of Minecraft and polishing them up for a new beginning. Don’t panic! This won’t completely overhaul the look of Minecraft – these new textures just give it a much-needed update!

Free Minecraft Item #19 : Mount Olympus

Where To Download : Get it here!

Roleplay as your favorite Greek deity! Climb Mount Olympus, delve into the Underworld, or explore the docks.

Discover powerful enchanted weapons forged by the gods. Greek myths come to life in this multiplayer-friendly survival spawn!

  • 9 free skins and 100+ textures
  • Underworld dungeon
  • Fully furnished city with 50+ buildings

Free Minecraft Item #20 : Inspiration Island

Where To Download : Get it here!

Visit Inspiration Island, a floating theme park world filled with creative challenges.

Whether you are new to Creative Mode or just need a little extra inspiration, a visit here sets you on the path to craft your own groundbreaking worlds.

By the time you leave the island, you’ll be a true blue creator, armed with loads of skills to make awesome things!

Free Minecraft Item #21 : Norse Mythology Bonus Skins

Where To Download : Get it here!

Need a mini-horde of Vikings to get your midwinter festival started? Have these free Norse Mythology skins and party till Ragnarök. Skål!

Free Minecraft Item #22 : Legacy Skin Pack

Where To Download : Get it here!

Get cracking with these starter skins and old favorites brought over from Minecraft editions of yore. Widen your wardrobe, turn out in a tux, or rock it as a croc!

Free Minecraft Item #23 : Lumen Power Challenge

Where To Download : Get it here!

The town of Lumen is losing power! Learn all about energy as you solve the town’s problems in this fun, educational map.

Explore methods of power generation such as wind, solar and nuclear, then test your knowledge by taking the energy quiz!

 

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Minecraft Education Edition Celebrates First Anniversary!

In conjunction with its first anniversary of Minecraft Education Edition, Microsoft today announced that a new Minecraft Hour of Code Tutorial, Hero’s Journey, which has been released as part of its ongoing support for Hour of Code. This is the third consecutive year that Microsoft is supporting this global movement, held between 4 to 10 December, to help students learn the basics of coding.

 

New Minecraft Education Edition Tutorial

Working with Minecraft game designers, computer science educators, and Code.org’s learning designers, the new Minecraft tutorial introduces coding concepts using the popular video game that millions of players around the world are already exploring, teaching, and learning with every day. To date, nearly 70 million people around the world are using Minecraft tutorials to learn about the basics of coding.

 

New Minecraft Education Edition Character

A new character, Minecraft Agent will be introduced in the tutorial, along over 10 new challenges that teach core coding concepts like loops, debugging, and functions. Upon completing the tutorial, students can import their code into Minecraft Education Edition for the first time ever, bringing their work to life in the game, or share their work via email, text message or social media. The tutorial will be available for free and is playable across iOS, Android and Windows platform.

 

More Than 2 Million Users!

Microsoft also announced that the Minecraft Education Edition has crossed over 2 million licensed users in 115 countries within a year of its launch, and more than 250 educator-created lesson plans have been developed in the community.

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The First Malaysian School To Adopt Minecraft Education Edition

Locally, the Tun Mohammad Fuad Stephen – Mara Junior Science College, Sandakan is the first school in Malaysia to adopt the Minecraft Education Edition. The Microsoft showcase school which has close to 1000 students and more than 60 students is using this platform to make learning more enjoyable and as a teaching aid for its educators.

Aliff Othman, Educator, Tun Mohammad Fuad Stephen – Mara Junior Science College, Sandakan said “Our students are engaged and excited to learn in the fun familiar Minecraft environment, and they have learnt a number of skills in the process – things like computational thinking, digital citizenship and of course, creativity.   We saw the potential to take this work to a new scale we as educators can use Minecraft in our classrooms.”

 

Coding Is Essential In 4th Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum has highlighted the importance of complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity as skills required for individuals to thrive in the 4th industrial revolution. As such, developing computation thinking is a key priority for education institutions today. One way to develop students’ computational thinking capabilities is through the introduction of computer sciences education, including coding classes.

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