Minecraft: Education Edition

Description/Rationale

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Explore the value of Minecraft: Education Edition.


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Objectives/Learning Goal(s)

  • Learn how teachers are using Minecraft Education Edition in their classrooms
  • Explore Minecraft for Education lessons

This session applies to:

  • Grades 1-12
  • All subjects/content areas
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Administrators

Activities

Group discussion #1

As a group, answer the following questions:

  • What do you know about Minecraft?
  • Have you ever played it?
  • If so, discuss your experience with your group members.
  • Have you ever used it in a lesson?
  • If so, describe the lesson and the experience to your group members.

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Group discussion #2

  • What in the video resonates with you?
  • What skills did teachers say students practice when they use Minecraft?
  • What benefits did the teachers discuss?
  • Based on the video, would you consider using it in class?
  • What would be your concerns about using it?

Exploring Redstone

Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition

Exploring Lessons in the MCEE Community

  1. Go to http://education.minecraft.net
  2. Click on Class Resources
  3. Scroll down to Find a Lesson.
  4. Read through a couple of lessons that most appeal to you.

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Group Discussion

As a group, answer the following questions:

  • Share with the group the lesson(s) you reviewed.
  • What did you like about the lesson?
  • How could you use it in your class?
  • What personas are met by using Minecraft? Why?

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