STEM & STEAM
Minecraft Gets Hub for Teaching Resources
- By Dian Schaffhauser
has compiled a hub
for helping teachers and families use Minecraft: Education Edition to
teach students at home.
teachers, the compilation includes links for getting the online game
set up. It's free
through June 2020 to anybody;
or it's available for download by anybody with a valid Office
365/Microsoft 365 EDU account. A link to the Minecraft Remote
Learning Toolkit provides access to lessons, curriculum and
activities to share with students, along with help on how to use the
program in instruction. The site also provides a link to more
information about how to hold digital events in Minecraft, including
get access to 15 "build" challenges parents can play with
their students, lessons on coding with Minecraft and a parent's guide
to the software.
website is also promoting the Minecraft
a loosely structured event online that encourages teachers to engage
their students in longer-term projects around a special problem, such
as redesigning the physical classroom to work for students with
different learning styles and disabilities or building a more
sustainable version of the whole school. The company said it would be
featuring some student projects on the Minecraft Education website,
in social media and at "Minecraft Live," an annual
broadcast scheduled for September.
"Learning at Home with Minecraft" site is part
of the Minecraft: Education Edition website.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.