Teacher Review for Minecraft

Homework students will VOLUNTEER to complete at home.

Wendy P.
School support staff
South Central College
North Mankato, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I supported teachers who had students who were already interested in Minecraft. We used that interest to build lessons in various subjects to reinforce concepts and even to start concepts the students previously were not engaged in. We could not enforce this at home, but in class, it worked very well.
My Take
I think this is a wonderful teaching tool with a seemingly endless number of applications. Students love the open-world concept of "vanilla" Minecraft, but also can have subjects like Reading, science, math, history and more bring about a level of understanding that other methods may not work as well or at all. Basic concepts for Programming can be used to build an interest in that field. As varied as students are, so are the ways to use MEE or "vanilla Minecraft. Students can even reinforce this at home driven by their efforts and motivation.