In this course, we will explore how Minecraft: Education Edition supports teaching and learning through an interface that engages students’ creativity and strengthens 21st century skills with easy-to-implement activities for the classroom.
Essential Question: How might students acquire 21st century skills and enhance content knowledge through the use of Classroom Build Challenges?
- Participants will learn how to bring student creativity to the classroom by using the Classroom Build Challenge.
- Participants will experience building and creating in Minecraft: Education Edition to meet a learning goal and complete a challenge task.
- Participants will reflect on learning goals connected to Minecraft: Education Edition.
- Participants will successfully complete a quiz at the conclusion of the course.
Classroom Build Challenge– A scenario with a pre-determined goal or task that involves creating or building within Minecraft: Education Edition
Library– Where all Classroom Build Challenges can be found, located within the Minecraft: Education Edition game or on the website
In order to gain the skills necessary to learn Minecraft: Education Edition, it is recommended that you log in to Minecraft: Education Edition on your own device. Use the following videos, PDF of the written steps and the tutorial worlds to guide you as you work within the Minecraft: Education Edition platform on your device.
Learn: This section will discuss what the next step of learning is about and the why. There may be a reflection section that will have you pause to think about a particular question as it relates to your learning.
Watch: Use the videos as a tool for learning to follow along with the presenter on your device.
Do: Practice your skills.
Pause & Do: Review your new learning and practice your skills.
Reflect: Activate and deepen your understanding of the learning presented within the course.