Minecraft Resources for Teachers on Flipboard
Jenn de la Vega / July 28, 2015
The game Minecraft is an emerging way to teach and learn basic concepts of collaboration in the classroom. Minecraft rose to popularity due to elaborate pop culture recreations and the ability to explore other people’s lands.
With Minecraft, students can learn about survival, experience history digitally and create models of cells for biology class. If you are using Minecraft in your class, follow these magazines to get new ideas for your lesson plan.
Minecraft Education: Here are some videos and testimonials of teachers actually using Minecraft.
Minecraft Mom: Working with parents can ensure a new Minecraft program gets off the ground at your school.
Minecraft Pocket Edition: Pocket Edition is Minecraft for mobile if you want students to bring their own devices. This magazine has the latest app news and feature updates.
What’s next? Here are a few ideas to explore:
Gamification of Education: Not sure about Minecraft? Maybe another game might work for your curriculum.
The iPadded Classroom: App suggestions for those who have access to iPads.
Oculus Rift in Education: Virtual reality consoles will be commercially available soon, so it’s time to start thinking about how you can add it to your teaching arsenal.
Augmented Reality in Education: AR is a way to make your surroundings interactive using computers to change your perception.
If you want to keep up with what the kids are playing in their spare time, you can read all about games on Flipboard:
What new methods are you going to use in class this year? Tell us about it by tagging a tweet with #FlipEDU.