Teacher Review For Minecraft

strategy based game for students that allows various levels of participation.

Samantha S.
Technology coordinator
Red Lion Area School District
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I would use it social students for students to recreate famous locations... Alamo, pyramids, Jamestown, etc... it would be a great way for them to reflect what they have learned about the civilization/culture with what they add to their creation. Not easy for multiplayer. If partnering, they need to storyboard/brainstorm ahead of time to be productive and destructive.
My Take
Great for the creative mind. Students may choose to participate in a creative mode where nothing comes to "get them" or in a survival mode. Great scaffolding option. Motivation is chosen not assumed. Creativity is endless. Resources that are attached are endless. Videos, tutorials, music... engagement is very high!!!