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‘Coding in Minecraft’ by Prodigy Learning Among First Solutions to Earn New ISTE Seal

As only one of two assessment tools approved in the launch group announced at ISTELive23, the ISTE Seal findings report praised the formative assessment mechanism used to assess student’s computer science skills and enabling educators to easily assess computer science no matter their computer science background.
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‘Coding in Minecraft’ by Prodigy Learning Among First Solutions to Earn New ISTE Seal

WASHINGTON, D.C., 26 June 2023  – Today, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a nonprofit focusing on accelerating innovation in education, announced that Prodigy Learning’s ‘Coding in Minecraft’ computer science credential product has been awarded the new ISTE Seal.

The ISTE Seal (formerly known as the ISTE Seal of Alignment) serves as a mark of high-quality product design for solutions that enable and guide high-quality learning. With a focus on user experience, product usability, and the most essential elements of instructional technology today, the ISTE Seal provides a set of criteria and simple indicators to guide educators, students, and technology directors toward the very best products on the market.

“The Seal will help distinguish products that are both effective for learning and usable for educators,” said Richard Culatta, CEO of ISTE. “We are excited to be continuing our work to help improve the quality and impact of educational products for students around the world.”

‘Coding in Minecraft’ is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education. The program engages young and diverse learners through game-based learning in an immersive computer science and coding curriculum and rewards their learning with credentials. 

As only one of two assessment tools approved in the launch group announced at ISTELive23, the ISTE Seal findings report praised the formative assessment mechanism used to assess student’s computer science skills and enabling educators to easily assess computer science no matter their computer science background.

“We are proud to receive the ISTE Seal for our ‘Coding in Minecraft’ computer science credential product,” said Andrew Flood, CEO of Prodigy Learning. “This recognition not only confirms that our we align to ISTE standards but also that we measure up to best practices in user experience, pedagogy, inclusivity and accessibility.”

The full ISTE Seal Review Findings Report for ‘Coding in Minecraft can be found here.

The ISTE announcement can be found here.

Learn more about the ISTE Seal in this EdSurge story.

Published on Thursday, 6 Jul 2023

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