HOW MINECRAFT IMPACTS CLASSROOMS

Learn how educators around the world are using Minecraft: Education Edition to drive learning in their classrooms and schools.

WHY MINECRAFT

Build real-world skills in an immersive digital game

"Minecraft: Education Edition is an excellent tool to engage students in learning, collaboration, and critical thinking."

- Common Sense Media

Minecraft game art illustration - chicken.
Minecraft game art illustration - chicken.

REAL LEARNING OUTCOMES IN THE CLASSROOM

Most of today’s students will have to succeed in future jobs that don’t yet exist. Educators around the world are working hard to equip their students with skills to meet this challenge. Minecraft: Education Edition is a powerful tool they are using to achieve significant student outcomes.

98% of teachers surveyed cited problem solving as the top skill their students learn from Minecraft.

21st Century Skills

A study of elementary students tracked students from 3rd to 6th grade using Minecraft in school. 98% of teachers surveyed cited problem solving as the top skill their students learn from Minecraft. Researchers also noted significant improvements in creativity, self-efficacy, reading and writing skills, collaboration, problem solving and computational thinking, concluding overall that the “supported, scholastic, and purposeful use” of Minecraft truly leads to substantial learning outcomes.

71% of teachers using digital games reported improvement in student numeracy and computational thinking.

Job Preparedness & STEM

In a study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 71% of teachers using digital games like Minecraft reported subsequent improvement in students’ numeracy and computational thinking. These are vital skills for future jobs in Computer Science. Currently 58% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing. Only 8% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science. This technical skills gap in today’s job market is substantial and only growing.

40% of jobs in growth industries require soft skills.

Social-Emotional Development

As recently revealed by the Microsoft Class of 2030 research, future-ready students will need more than just technology skills to succeed. In fact, 40% of jobs in growth industries require soft skills, those fostered by social and emotional learning (SEL). According to teachers in 11 countries surveyed by Getting Smart, teachers cited problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration in addition to decision-making and communication as top skills cultivated by Minecraft.

“Games can be completely engaging. I see my students get better and better with writing and communication, and working with others.”

John Miller, Middle School English Teacher, California

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