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 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!