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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.
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Teachers Take Advantage of Minecraft in the Classroom

Teachers Take Advantage of Minecraft in the Classroom | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
MinecraftEdu is becoming a popular game for teachers to use in the classroom. One creator of MinecraftEdu shares his thoughts on the program and the advantages it has for teachers and students.
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Minecraft is much more than 'Lego online' - it's a creative classroom tool

Minecraft is much more than 'Lego online' - it's a creative classroom tool | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
When Markus Persson began to code Minecraft one weekend in 2009, he imagined a game without levels, story or points set in a vast, free virtual world, the future of which would be at the behest of its users. In doing so he created a gaming monster which, to date, has been downloaded more than 60 million times and is so popular that videos just discussing the game on YouTube attract 2.4 billion views.
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Cyber Parenting on Minecraft - Growing Faith

Cyber Parenting on Minecraft - Growing Faith | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
While relatively safe for older children, Minecraft presents some challenges that are worth discussing with your kids.
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Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning

Tapping Into the Potential of Games and Uninhibited Play for Learning | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
In the classroom, fiero -- excitement that gamers experience when they overcome challenges -- makes students see that they're empowered players in their own education. They're released into the exciting adventure that learning can be. Without the intrinsic motivating power of fiero, however, gamification becomes nothing more than semantic spin: a language game in which a letter-based grade system is replaced by a points-based reward system. In these cases, gamification does little to address the shortcomings of a system that relies on high-stakes testing.
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Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects

Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Game-based learning forces students to apply knowledge in a contextualized way, it creates an interdisciplinary learning experience where subject-specific knowledge is used in a context that requires diverse applications. The borders between disciplines become fuzzy and ambiguous.
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Minecraft In The Classroom: When Learning Looks Like Gaming | Alaska Public Media

Minecraft In The Classroom: When Learning Looks Like Gaming | Alaska Public Media | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
The popular video game Minecraft has made its way into Juneau high school classrooms. A graduate education course at the University of Alaska Southeast showed teachers how to implement the game in their classes. KTOO’s Lisa Phu went to a high school algebra class to hear what students have to say about Minecraft – not as a game but – as a learning tool. Download Audio
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Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids

Beyond 'Screen Time:' What Minecraft Teaches Kids | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.  (Well planned gaming in education = student engagement, problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, team work.
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How I got my children to be more creative - The Guardian

How I got my children to be more creative - The Guardian | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Nick had seen Robinson's 2006 Ted talk, in which he makes an impassioned plea for an education system that values creativity as highly as literacy.
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How about a classroom learning-digital mashup?Students need help to greet ... - Hamilton Spectator

How about a classroom learning-digital mashup?Students need help to greet ... - Hamilton Spectator | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
How about a classroom learning-digital mashup?Students need help to greet ...
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To Teach and Delight, Denmark Recreates Itself in Minecraft

To Teach and Delight, Denmark Recreates Itself in Minecraft | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
To draw Danes' attention to something they may care very little about—geographical data—the Danish government used something some people care a lot about: gaming (Danish gov has recreated all of Denmark in Minecraft for #education
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YouTube star Stampylonghead launching new education channel

YouTube star Stampylonghead launching new education channel | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
British Minecraft gamer Joseph Garrett announces plans with multi-channel network Maker Studios. By Stuart Dredge
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Fulton schools foundation help teachers provide more opportunities for students - Fulton Sun

Fulton schools foundation help teachers provide more opportunities for students - Fulton Sun | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Fulton schools foundation help teachers provide more opportunities for students Fulton Sun According to the grant summary, Echelmeier's project will help give her fourth-grade students access to Web 2.0 tools Minecraft For Education and GoAnimate...
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Thinking About Using Minecraft in Your Classroom?

Thinking About Using Minecraft in Your Classroom? | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
The popular role-playing and construction game inspires creativity, problem-solving and collaboration.
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Minecraft in the Classroom Teaches Reading and More

Minecraft in the Classroom Teaches Reading and More | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Thinking About Using Minecraft in Your Classroom?

Thinking About Using Minecraft in Your Classroom? | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
The popular role-playing and construction game inspires creativity, problem-solving and collaboration.
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Minecraft Is Shaping A Generation, And That Is A Good Thing

Minecraft Is Shaping A Generation, And That Is A Good Thing | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
These worlds children build in Minecraft aren't just virtual. They are creating the very real culture of their time.
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The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device

The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
The challenge for educators, especially directors of educational technology, is not to limit how our teachers teach, but to focus on the foundational skills and provide a clear and concrete formula for how different technological devices and applications will enhance these skills in order to give a learner the ability to create a product that will change the world.
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Great article thinking about what we're trying to achieve with technology.  Just having an iPad will not prepare students for the future.  We need to explicitly teach digital literacy skills.

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Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use

Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Seeing its massive potential as a learning tool, 2 teachers -- one in Finland, one in the U.S. -- took it upon themselves to create a version for educators.
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American hackers 'bomb' Minecraft version of Denmark

American hackers 'bomb' Minecraft version of Denmark | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Officials confirmed that large cities -including Copenhagen - had been damaged after users found a way to smuggle virtual dynamite, supposedly banned, into the Danish area of the Minecraft world.
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Tell Your Kids To Play More Video Games

Tell Your Kids To Play More Video Games | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn.  (Best #education interventions meet youth where they are & use space's energy to encourage learning.
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3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning

3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement.
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Guy's Edu Blog: Gaming in Education- Observing Minecraft in the Classroom

Guy's Edu Blog: Gaming in Education- Observing Minecraft in the Classroom | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Minecraft i klassrummet! http://t.co/DYPcCZqZij #ikttips #gamification
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Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 1:44 PM

Students mindlessly drawing pixels on everything. What is it? It's Minecraft related, duh... "Creepers", as my third graders told me. Even I didn't know much about today's youth hit, Minecraft. In this certain classroom, Minecraft was closely observed in class to see what skills learners are acquiring. Collaboration and and communication skills were needed to help build things in this fantasy world. Problem solving skills were exhibited to find ways out of trouble-- similar to a complicated maze. Turns out this popular game has many important aspects of a well-versed 21st century learner.

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Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset?

Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset? | Minecraft in the classroom | Scoop.it
Can Minecraft help students develop a growth mindset & essential life skills like effort, persistence, and positive attitude? Principal Matt Renwick thinks so.
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A blog recording this school's experience of an after school Minecraft club. Worth looking around at other posts on this blog.

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The Whole of Denmark Is Now in Minecraft - Motherboard

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Another area of interest was education.
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