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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Minecraft for Team Building

Students love, really love, Minecraft.  In my classrooms they played it at every spare moment.  Yes, it's a game, and yes it's addicting but that doesn't mean there's not educational value tied to it.  I had students create worlds and characters and then write about those characters in a story, using proper story elements.  They recorded themselves creating their worlds and shared with the rest of the class.  It's as powerful as you make it.

I just recently read an article on the ISTE website by Douglas Kiang titled Can Minecraft Teach Team Building that is worth your time to read.  His main point is that Minecraft can be used as a tool to teach team building for the classroom.

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