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Learning with Minecraft (Part 1)

Posted on: November 4, 2013


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Minecraft is often introduced to newbies as LEGO-like game. While most authors of articles touting the educational benefits of Minecraft build on that analogy, I think that does a disservice to the game and its gamers.

Minecraft is so much more than that.

The game is an opportunity for adults and teachers to become kids and learners again. It is a portal that parents can step through to learn from and with their kids.

I see why Joel Levin, the Minecraft teacher, is using it for his classes. I wish more teachers would do the same.

I wonder how many parents leverage on games like Minecraft for informal but powerful learning of content and value systems. That is why I am going to try to create a short series on this.

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