Teacher Review for Minecraft: Education Edition

Good for some Teachers, not for others

Natalie V.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 2
Support 4
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
As a pre-certified teacher just playing around with this product, I would have no idea how to use this to further my students learning. Obviously, I need a deeper understanding of how the software works. There is also a danger of half the students loving it, and the other half being upset, bored, and left out.
My Take
I don't think that this would be a good teaching tool for me. It would take years for me to fully understand exactly what is happening. Additionally, there is no real direction with the game. Almost too much freedom, especially with younger grades.