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Creating a Classroom Community with Minecraft

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Minecraft is so much more than an entertaining computer game. It can be used to cultivate and promote valuable skills that students need to succeed in school and beyond. Join Douglas Kiang as the shares how Minecraft can be used in the classroom to build critical thinking skills, promote ethical behavior, and provide robust opportunities for creativity, problem solving, and innovative thinking. But most of all, Minecraft is a great tool to create a sense of community and collaboration in the classroom.

This webinar has been brought to you by the Minecraft Education Team. For more information on using Minecraft: Education Edition, visit our site at .


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 4:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Game-based Learning , Microsoft, Sponsored, Tools for Student Projects, Virtual Learning
Tags: collaboration, communication, community, creativity, critical thinking, Minecraft, problem solving

Reviews (19)

This was an introduction to Minecraft for me. I appreciated the conversations about community building and working together.
I thought this webinar was amazing. I began by listening to it in the background, but eventually stopped what I was doing to completely focus on the content. Douglas did a phenomenal job describing his projects and those hidden life lessons all of us teachers truly want to impart to our students!
Such a great way to engage children with something they already love.
Nice work
Full Member
I thought it was very informative. I liked how he incorporated a lot of examples and student success stories.
Great webinar, thank you.
Basic Member
Thanks for the elementary school nod! In my fourth grade class, we always started the year creating a physical web with yarn wrapped on fingers together in a circle. We talked about how we were all connected and what we do can impact so many other people in both positive and negative ways. It was huge! When we were struggling or if we added new or lost a student, we always would pull the ball of yarn back out to do the activity again because the web changes. So your connection to the web hit home with me in my new position where I am trying to encourage educators to use Minecraft in their own classrooms! Thanks for sharing.
Basic Member
Basic Member
very interesting
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