Minecraft - Education Edition

Why use Minecraft Education Edition?

There are many reasons why educators choose to use Minecraft: Education Edition in their classrooms – to provide students with an engaging activity, a tool to map lessons to specific learning outcomes, and to support students to build 21st century skills and coding skills.

Video: Leveraging Minecraft: Education Edition as a vehicle for learning

Watch these educators explain how Minecraft: Education Edition has impacted on learning in their classrooms.

Classroom friendly

Minecraft: Education Edition offers special features for educators such as easy tutorials, classroom management tools, secure sign-in, classroom collaboration and tons of sample lessons, plus a global network of mentors and tech support.

Alignment to learning outcomes

Educators from all year levels can use Minecraft: Education Edition to teach a range of subjects, from history and chemistry to sustainability and foreign languages, and can map lessons directly to specific learning outcomes and curriculum standards.

Build 21st Century Skills

Minecraft: Education Edition helps prepare students for the future workplace, building skills like collaboration, communication, critical thinking and systems thinking. The open learning environment gives students the freedom to experiment, encouraging creative self-expression and problem solving.

Learn to Code in Minecraft: Education Edition

Code Builder is a feature that allows students to learn coding in Minecraft using tools including Code.org, Tynker, Scratch and Microsoft MakeCode. Students can use blocks of code or JavaScript to build and create in Minecraft. Minecraft Hour of Code also offers a free, one-hour introduction to coding basics.

Minecraft in Education: What the research says

Parents and educators may have concerns about whether a video game can really be educational. Many will want to know if there is there any data to prove that using games in education are effective in the classroom. The research indicates that Minecraft: Education Edition is a great way to engage students and personalise lessons, and support the learning of 21 century skills as well as learning areas across the curriculum.

To access research articles on the use of Minecraft: Education Edition go to: Research about Game –Based Learning https://education.minecraft.net/support/knowledge-base/research-about-game-based-learning/

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