Minecraft is more than just a game, it has great value in education.
Why Minecraft EDU?
- Easy Access
- Inspiring Confident Exploration
- Increased Creativity
- Problem Solving
- Parents Can Play Too
- It Teaches Resource Management
- Geometry Skills
- Community Engagement
- Age-appropriate Content
Getting Started with Minecraft EDU
To get started the Minecraft experts suggest covering these three basic lessons:
- Introduce students to the basics of Minecraft through exploring creatively
- Explain Digital Citizenship & expectations
- Guided Practice
Starting with these lessons will offer students an understanding of the game, how to operate in the game, and how to operate with others in the game.
Quick Tips & Tricks
Tip #1 : Don’t be Afraid
Remember you are a master facilitator of learning! You are utilizing Minecraft to gamify your content. This offers your students engagement, critical thinking, and the ability to create with the content and learning targets that you put into action.
Tip #2 Learn A Few Shortcuts
It is helpful to learn a few shortcuts to quickly operate within the game and help your students operate. Here are a few of our favorites.
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Contributor: Sallee Clark
Sallee is an Instructional Technologist for Eagle-Mountain Saginaw ISD near Fort Worth, TX. Sallee co-hosts The Jenallee Show on YouTube.
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