Teacher Review For Minecraft

Endless creativity in an endless virtual world.

Robert F.
Technology coordinator
Junior High School 131 Albert Einstein
Bronx, NY
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I intend to use this tool in so many different ways. One way I want to use it is to have students build a sustainable city and learn about what that entails. Students will be expected to write and explain their thinking during the entire design phase.
My Take
I started using it recently in my computer lab and had students try and build a haunted house for Halloween. Advanced users breezed through it and were extremely creative. First time users were hesitant at first but then began to get extremely creative and extremely excited to learn something new through a game.