Great way to build trust and community in the classroom!
Overall, I find that what the students do in Minecraft parallels the way I hope they are able to learn classroom content, and the connections they make with each other through working together in the Minecraft world carry over into the real world as they work together to learn the content of my normal classroom curriculum.
How I Use It
I use Minecraft Education Edition to create a collaborative learning environment in my classroom where students pair up and teach each other the skills they need to be successful in the Minecraft world. I have them do their own research, and as much as possible, create and upload their own content to teach others what they have discovered about the Minecraft world.