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I'm interested to know the curriculum areas people are currently or prospectively using Minecraft: Education Edition in.  What would your focus be?  Which would you consider integration into?  Which areas would you struggle to incorporate it into?

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Posted By Glen Irvin

November 1, 2016 4:25 AM

Hi Simon! I am of course interested in using Minecraft for language learning. I would love to connect with others with the same passion!

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Posted By teacher noora alsabhan

February 24, 2018 8:42 AM

hi
Im interested in using Minecraft in teaching language . I want to connect with others P)

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Posted By Begoña Codesal

November 1, 2016 12:03 PM

Hi Simon! I want to use Minecraft in my languages class, and also in maths, science and arts. My students are 9-10 years old and they love Minecraft. Nice to meet new colleagues using minecraft

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Posted By Andrew Forgrave

November 3, 2016 12:54 AM

Hi Simon, Glen (!), and Begoña As a Minecraft aficionado, I look for a variety of ways to explore learning using Minecraft. At the conclusion of our school year in June, my students in grades 3 and 4 reviewed our year and wrote a short presentation to share with our school. We revisited our learning in Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Visual Arts and even DPA/Gym. We shared our learning in a short video, posted at http://class43f.ca/2016/07/adventures-in-minecraft/ (We used #MinecraftEDU rather than #MinecraftEE, but concepts are of course easily transferable across the various flavours of #Minecraft!)

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Posted By Justin Furnell

November 3, 2016 6:05 AM

My focus would be for engineering and technology areas. I think that this is a great tool for my students to understand that there are times that you are given a restriction on size or resources, and you have to be able to solve or come up with a final product. I think it would be hard to incorporate it into teaching the microsoft office programs.

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Posted By Mark Grundel

November 3, 2016 6:13 PM

Simon, I love the idea of integrating Minecraft: Education Edition not into a single subject but cross-curricular. I feel that it lends itself so well to so many subjects. As a newer teacher I might look to Minecraft as a tool to create virtual dioramas for Literacy, Science, or Social Studies. While this is great, and should be done, I am more interested in keeping Minecraft true to its immersive experience and maintaining the integrity of the game, by having students play the game. I love the idea of recreating historical periods and immersing students in the worlds. Or fighting mobs and collecting resources and tracking drop rates to figure fractions, decimals, or ratios. Most recently, I had students write a personal narrative and then recreate the setting from their life in Minecraft. Although I did not do this yet, my goal is to have students create a screen cast of the personal narrative, while moving through the Minecraft Map. All very exciting stuff. Cheers, Mark

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Posted By Steve Bambury

November 12, 2016 7:17 AM

Links to History and Geography topics for sure as I did in the past with Edu. Looking to build more links to literacy and focus novels. Was just looking at ComputerCraft Edu (http://computercraftedu.com/) when Edu was absorbed and never got to try it. Be interested to see if someone embeds this type of content....

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Posted By José Hernández Ortega

April 12, 2018 7:12 PM

Did you find any example able to be shared with us?

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Posted By Kyriakos Koursaris

November 15, 2016 3:51 AM

One of the most interesting projects involving Minecraft that I ever found is this: http://blockbyblock.org/ Helping communities by teaching them Minecraft so that they can actively influence and support their public spaces is a very noble cause. I would like to work with my students on these matters, urban design and sustainability, and try to find solutions to some of the problems that public spaces and areas of our community are facing.

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Posted By Simon Vasey

November 17, 2016 5:49 PM

Thanks for sharing this - it looks amazing!

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Posted By Simon Vasey

November 17, 2016 5:49 PM

Thanks for sharing this - it looks amazing!

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Posted By Mario Trentim

November 24, 2016 3:14 PM

I would like to use Minecraft to teach project management skills, planning and organizing. But I couldn't structure it yet.

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Posted By Simon Baddeley

November 24, 2016 11:25 PM

Have a look in the Lesson Plan ideas on this site. There are several great resources that could suit your needs. Managing a Town Planning project or Planet Exploration.

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Posted By Catina Franklin Sweedy

December 3, 2016 10:10 AM

I've successfully used Minecraft in history, architecture, and theater. I'm currently working on a class where we will learn about the hero journey in folklore, literature, and film and then create our own Minecraft hero journey adventure video. Next up, mine carts and roller coasters! I've also been able to incorporate field trips into our classes, which has also been great fun and highly educational. Thanks again for setting up this community!

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Posted By Dan Figueroa

December 7, 2016 7:03 AM

I currently use it to teach government and political theory (https://education.minecraft.net/lessons/why-we-need-a-government/) but I am working on how to add it into my economics curriculum as well.

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Posted By Ben McCrea

February 17, 2018 7:31 PM

I am heading up a pilot program at my middle school for mostly 6th grade Social Studies. (ancient history) This looks great. I may modify it slightly to reflect the governments in various city states. Thanks for posting it.

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