Posted on 02/16/2016 at 01:55 PM by Blog Experts

Minecraft is such a popular game for kids of all ages, but it can be so much more than a gam!e! Have you ever thought about teaching your grade level concepts and skills using Minecraft? The video below is of a teacher who did just that with his 5th and 6th grade students. Not only does using Minecraft teach technology skills, but it teaches collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Students had to learn about the concept and do research before they built in the Minecraft world. By using Minecraft to teach skills and concepts, you will be engaging students in their own learning.

Minecraft has an EDU version that schools can purchase to use. Here is a link to the EDU version: https://minecraftedu.com/.

Here is a link to the teacher's YouTube series about using Minecraft for teaching in his classroom.

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