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Using Minecraft in Education

Using Minecraft in Education

Minecraft, a world of pure imagination and a fantastic classroom tool to engage learners. There are three ways to use Minecraft in education: survive, build or explore.

Things you can do in class:

  • travel the world through exploring famous landmarks
  • travel back in time by exploring Ancient Egypt or travelling back in time to meet the Vikings
  • re-create a historical event such as the trenches during World War 2
  • explore important issues such as sustainability
  • use Minecraft to support the technologies curriculum
  • links to the curriculum such as:
    • using Minecraft to support literacy (e.g. creative writing)
    • exploring area, measurement and shape
    • problem solving

To access Minecraft you need to have Windows 10. However there are apps available which can be used as an alternative if you don’t have access to the software.

Here is a handy video sharing 101 ways to use Minecraft for learning.