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Using Minecraft to Reinforce Concepts, Collaboration, Problem Solving, and More!

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Have you ever noticed how engaged and absorbed most kids get when playing video or computer games? Would you like to channel some of that enthusiasm and engagement into learning and exploration in the classroom? Join Matt Gordon as he discusses using Minecraft, a creative building and adventure game, in the classroom to foster creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills for learners of all ages. While Minecraft can be tailored to a variety of subjects, Matt will demonstrate how he uses it to engage students in new, immersive ways that reinforce and explore various STEM-related subjects, including scientific principles, mathematics, architecture, electronic circuits, basic-to-advanced computer programing, and much more!


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 4:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Game-based Learning , STEM, Tools for Student Projects, Virtual Learning
Tags: architecture, collaboration, game playing, gamification, math, Minecraft, problem-solving, science, scientific principles, STEM

Reviews (21)

Full Member
This would be a great addition to the software I already use in my design class.
Full Member
Very valuable ideas!
Basic Member
great way to incorporate this fun game!
Basic Member
Great idea to incorporate Minecraft in curriculum.
Basic Member
Thanks for the great ideas!
Basic Member
Great presentation. Valuable tips to share.
Basic Member
So many curricular connects and opportunities to connect with something so many students love.
Basic Member
So much information! Can't wait for more!
Basic Member
Lots and lots of notes. Never used mindcraft. Still very confused but intrigued to learn more. Always looking for ways to connect with my students. Thank you.
Basic Member
Very informative!
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