MinecraftEdu

Estimated Time: 2 Hours  |  Created By: Kristi Kimble

Over one hundred million people play Minecraft with that number growing each day. While it might seem like just a game, it actually taps into the creativity of individuals to design and build fantastic worlds. This course is set to help teachers learn how to use MinecraftEdu allowing you to unlock some of the amazing opportunities that Minecraft can provide to your classroom.

Objective: After completing the course you will be able to incorporate MinecraftEdu into your classroom to facilitate exploratory learning to meet learning objectives.

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Technological Content Knowledge:

This course provides an increased level of technological and content knowledge needed to apply technology in new ways in your classroom.

For the perfect lesson combine this with strong pedagogical practice.

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Redefinition:

The technology used in this course when implemented in a classroom lesson will allow for the completion of tasks that were previously inconceivable. This technology creates new opportunities in learning by providing innovative ways of creating, collaborating and contributing.

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Science:

This course includes components of the natural world, including laws of nature, physics, chemistry or biology. In addition this course may contain knowledge that can be used to direct the engineering design process.

Technology:

This course utilizes technology or teaches components of technological programs across a variety of systems, people organizations, and knowledge. Every technology tool requires a base level of understanding that can be considered part of this course. Technology as part of STEAM can be used as a tool for science, engineering and arts.

Engineering:

This course combines knowledge for the purpose of solving problems based on the constraints of science or other factors such as time, money or resources. Engineering often utilizes science and math as well as technology tools. Creativity and critical thinking is an important part of the engineering process.

Math:

This course contains elements of curriculum around the patterns and relationships of numbers, quantities and space. The concepts of mathematics are utilized in science, engineering and technology.