Minecraft, could it be a school?

Minecraft, could it be a school?

Thanks to @mgrundel and @PBJellyGames, I was recently the host of a Twitter chat on the #MinecraftEdu hashtag. I wanted to discuss what might happen if educators create a school that uses Minecraft as its main creation tool. I was particularly interested in engaging in conversation about how we understand our current use of Minecraft within Education. When we play MinecraftEdu we are actively engaged in a great number of important and essential competencies that the chat participants identified: critical thinking design thinking computational thinking non-linear thinking collaborative problem solving creativity game design automation engineering historical research The chat participants defined what we do in Minecraft for Education that aligns nicely with pedagogy currently taught in schools of education at the graduate level: students as co-creators of learning experiences organic collaboration of teachers and students students demonstrate what they've learned in a personally meaningful manner teachers learn from students students push at the edges of teacher expectations and create an expansion of...
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