Over the past two and half months our fourth grade instructors took it upon themselves to dive into Mojang’s game, Minecraft, with their students. Their first lesson was to have students collaborate with each other to succeed in one common goal in the game, building a shelter. Collaborating proved to be difficult for some students; however, the lesson gave teachers valuable feedback that allowed them to create authentic lessons using Minecraft for learning. This video clip gives you an insight on how teachers have taken this simulation game from entertainment only to an authentic collaborative experience, simulating real world learning.
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