Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Minecraft in the classroom

After visiting two schools recently and seeing students using Minecraft as a tool to create environments I was interested to find out more. When I spoke to the children using it at one school some could not clearly articulate their learning intention and seemed to be just playing around. They were supposed to be designing a kiwi enclosure but had no success criteria to show what they needed to have to make it a successful enclosure. This made me realise how important it is to do the ground work before we set e-learning tasks. Even using the most creative and powerful e-learning tools are only successful for classroom learning if students have a clear purpose for their learning. This is an interesting video clip supposedly about using Minecraft for learning digital citizenship.

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