Teacher Review For Minecraft - Pocket Edition

Great app for teaching design, creativity and problem solving!

Catherine B.
Classroom teacher
Copper Mesa Elementary (Highlands Ranch, CO)
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Small group
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Students work together (trading off the iPod) to build structures. Communication and collaboration are key as they work on a town--sorting out what their buildings will look like and what materials they will need to construct and combine into new elements.
My Take
Minecraft PE is a great tool for encouraging students to tap into their creativity, problem solving skills and even practice in building/beginning engineering. It is a great tool for those students who have high spatial skills and are visual learners.