Joel Levin was a game-loving computer teacher at a private school in New York City when he began using Minecraft in his classroom. He quickly realized that he had unlocked one of the most versatile and engaging educational tools ever created. He began collaborating with Mojang of Sweden (the game’s creator) to make MinecraftEdu, a custom remix of the original Minecraft designed for classroom use. Since then, in addition to teaching, he has been writing and speaking about this incredibly popular sandbox game that has been taking over schools worldwide. Levin is co-founder of TeacherGaming, an independent game development company.