Teacher Review For Minecraft - Pocket Edition

extremely engaging and self directed work

My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 2
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
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Both my 4 year old and 7 year old girls love this game for a variety of different reasons, but they are learning so many interesting things that I wouldn't have expected when they first started playing.
My Take
As a homeschooler, my children love this program/game as they build a variety of virtual worlds utilizing planning, problem solving and social interaction. Kids love this game and are great at teaching each other tricks and tips as well as working together within a world. Lots to learn about building and making in general.