Minecraft: Education Edition is a creative spin on teaching students. The app is a game that promotes learning. Include it in your classes if you’re looking to introduce fun into your curriculum. The app boasts many learning courses such as math, literature, history, chemistry, biology, computer science and many other topics.
Minecraft: Education Edition is helpful for all students, ranging from infants to those enrolled in higher education. This twist on the traditional Minecraft game has left many of us wondering what the future holds for new ways of learning. Are you willing to take the leap of faith and embrace this type of learning?
How it works
To use this Android app, you’ll have to register and purchase a license. If you’re not sure if you want to invest in it, a free trial version is available for both educators and students. You’ll also need an Office 365 Education Account.
The educator must host an instance of the game and select a learning topic before students can access it. This restriction ensures that students can only use the platform as per the teacher’s desired outcomes. There are hundreds of lessons to choose from, and with a platform that encourages creativity and critical thinking, the benefits almost feel limitless.
Dig into history
Under ‘History and Culture’ educators can let their students experience a digitized version of the Oregon Trail, with valuable lessons along the way. Minecraft is suddenly turned into an incredibly effective teaching platform, with factoids and practical learning. Students can recollect what they’ve learned by relating it to the interactive environment that Mojang has developed.
Created by students at the University of Hull, ‘Molcraft’ is another intriguing way of learning an old concept in a new way. With this game, you can study the structure of collagen, haemoglobin, aquaporin, and many other accurate representations. Make these complex concepts come alive; it’s a game-changer.
A new dynamic
The idea that we can learn with Minecraft: Education Edition, is indeed a new way of thinking. However, we have no doubt that students will be successful in learning with platforms like this. The developers have outdone themselves with this fascinating new concept. It’s well worth trying out!