Made with Minecraft – powered by Eduscape; enables classroom teachers to bridge the gap between the real world and the virtual world with online collaboration, exploration, and computational thinking in an immersive 3D learning environment.

What is Minecraft: Education Edition?

A game-based learning platform with standards-aligned content across K-12 subjects and special features designed for classroom use. Minecraft is already supporting thousands of educators in over 100 countries.
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

“We owe it to our students to bring what
they’re passionate about into the classroom.”

 

-Chris Aviles

 

Fairhaven Schools, New Jersey

Immersive STEM Learning

Through project-based lessons, students build critical 21st century skills like collaboration, creative problem solving and digital citizenship.

Classroom-Friendly Features

A set of tutorials and game features brings subjects to life in Minecraft: Education Edition and supports educators in classroom management and formative assessment.

Creativity and Innovation

From computer science to mixed reality, Minecraft: Education Edition provides endless opportunities for exploration, storytelling and digital learning.

Workshops

There are three (3) workshops offered to maximize adoption and integration of Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom. These workshops are
designed to scaffold teachers from beginning to advanced instruction that uses Minecraft to implement design thinking with offline, hands-on activities.

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Learning the Craft:
Introduction to Minecraft

 

Minecraft is much more than a game, it’s a whole world of creative possibilities! In this workshop, participants will learn how to set up a world, navigate within it, build structures, and craft new objects. Learn how Minecraft allows fast iteration so students can create – and re-create – a model of a real-world object. Then, create code quickly and easily with MakeCode and connect to your robot agent to turn your code into a building. Join the Minecraft community of educators and learn how to contribute. Walk away with a new world of ideas and possibilities that can be immediately applied in your
classroom.

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Honing Your Craft:
Collaborate with Minecraft

 

When you connect, you collaborate. When you collaborate, you accelerate learning! In this workshop, participants will learn how to move students from individual building to collaborating. Use Classroom Mode to connect your students together while maintaining just the right level of control over the world. Learn how students interact with each other in the virtual world and
how these interactions can lead to greater understanding, positive teamwork, and better learning outcomes.

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The Crafting Challenge: Virtual
Modeling to Hands-On Construction

 

Connect the virtual world to the real world with Minecraft! In this workshop, participants will learn how students can take their virtual designs and make them real by engaging in hands-on Made With Minecraft challenges. Experience how the connection to the real world sparks student planning and foresight. Collaborate as a team to plan, build, and rebuild in the virtual world. Then, actualize the design by using simple materials in the real world. Using these challenges, you will make cross-curricular connections that increase retention, engagement, and interest.

 

*The Crafting Challenge workshop challenges are aligned to CS and Next Generation Science Standards.

Why Minecraft: Education Edition?

Classroom Friendly

 

Minecraft: Education Edition offers special features for educators such as easy tutorials, classroom management tools, secure sign-in, classroom collaboration and tons of sample lessons, plus a global network of mentors and tech support.

Real Learning Outcomes

 

Educators in grades K-12 are using Minecraft: Education Edition to teach a range of subjects, from history and chemistry to sustainability and foreign languages, and can map lessons directly to specific learning outcomes and curriculum standards.

Build 21st Century Skills

 

Minecraft: Education Edition helps prepare students for the future workplace, building skills like collaboration, communication, critical thinking and systems thinking. The open learning environment gives students the freedom to experiment, encouraging creative self-expression and problem solving.

Learn to Code in Minecraft

 

Code Builder is a feature that allows students to learn coding in Minecraft using tools including Code.org, Tynker, Scratch and Microsoft MakeCode. Students can use blocks of code or JavaScript to build and create in Minecraft. Minecraft Hour of Code also offers a free, one-hour introduction to coding basics.

“Minecraft gives us an opportunity to engage more fully with our students.”

 

 

 

– Marie Lindsay

 

Principal, St. Mary’s College, Northern Ireland