Teacher Review For Minecraft

Minecraft lends itself to individualized goal setting for a student and allows them to build and create, which requires higher level thinking skills.

Krissy M.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
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
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it to allow students to practice skills and thinking deeply. It gives my students the ability to create their own learning almost as they go and that makes them a big stakeholder in the process.
My Take
My 8 year old daughter loves to play Minecraft. She likes it because she gets to build and create worlds and structures and she, in essence, gets to set her own goals on what she will accomplish next. My take - I didn't think it was educational until I watched her play it!