Minecraft = Collaboration

Grade 5 students wove the theme of collaboration throughout the first elementary assembly of the 2014-15 school year and one of the highlights was a demonstration of collaboration through the use of Minecraft. Although Minecraft was developed as a ‘sandbox’ or open world game format, it has been embraced by teachers and students at SIS and around the world as an educational learning tool where students can develop and use content skills in addition to our SIS ESLRs such as collaboration and complex thinking . At the recent assembly, grade 5 teacher Kurt Callahan shared his video showing five grade 5 students collaboratively constructing a house using Minecraft in less than 4 minutes.

For reflections of grade 4 teachers at SIS on using Minecraft for math and social studies, click on the image below.

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For more about Minecraft…
Minecraft in Education Resources
Educational Benefits of Minecraft
Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom (Edutopia)

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