Teacher Review For Minecraft: Education Edition

Great way to build trust and community in the classroom!

Douglas K.
Punahou School
Honolulu, HI
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I use Minecraft Education Edition to create a collaborative learning environment in my classroom where students pair up and teach each other the skills they need to be successful in the Minecraft world. I have them do their own research, and as much as possible, create and upload their own content to teach others what they have discovered about the Minecraft world.
My Take
Overall, I find that what the students do in Minecraft parallels the way I hope they are able to learn classroom content, and the connections they make with each other through working together in the Minecraft world carry over into the real world as they work together to learn the content of my normal classroom curriculum.