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How Kids Are Learning to Code While Playing Minecraft

How Kids Are Learning to Code While Playing Minecraft

| August 22, 2014 | 6 Comments

To get ahead in the game, kids are learning to code their own Minecraft features.

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Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

| June 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

Girls love to play Minecraft as much as boys, a fact educators would like to use to interest them in coding more generally.

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Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool

Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool

| March 12, 2013 | 13 Comments

Need more convincing that Minecraft can be a powerful tool for learning? Check out this fun video from PBS Idea Channel’s Mike Rugnetta, who specifically (and very quickly) lists a number of ways the video game can and has been used to learn everything from physics to history.

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Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning

Case Studies: How Teachers Use Tech to Support Learning

| January 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

Erin Scott Starting the year off with ideas on the best ways to use technology to support learning, Larry Ferlazzo collected an invaluable list of criteria last year from educators, to which he added more resources in his recent blog post for EdWeek.Other posts in the series include Using Ed Tech to Create Deep and […]

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Ideas for Fun and Learning During the Holiday Break

Ideas for Fun and Learning During the Holiday Break

| December 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Flickr: Andrew Beeston With two weeks of holiday break stretched out ahead, here are some fun ways to keep kids occupied and engaged, as collected over time on MindShift. 1. DIVE INTO MINECRAFT. Simply put, Minecraft is a game that lets you build worlds out of blocks. But Minecraft’s visual simplicity belies what is a […]

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Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use

Teachers Transform Minecraft for Class Use

| May 16, 2012 | 15 Comments

Seeing its massive potential as a learning tool, 2 teachers — one in Finland, one in the U.S. — took it upon themselves to create a version for educators.

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Building Civilizations, Brick by Digital Brick

Building Civilizations, Brick by Digital Brick

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Take a look at how teacher Joel Levin uses the online game Minecraft to teach second-grade students how to work together and build little civilizations. The video was released as one of three case studies along with the report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center on Teachers’ Attitudes About Digital Games in the Classroom. […]

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