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Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas, inspiration, and student projects for teachers by Colin Gallagher

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1. What Is Minecraft?

The beauty of Minecraft is that it can be a very different experience for each person who plays it. If you ask non-videogame-playing adults what Minecraft is, they might say that it is like digital Lego. If you ask videogame-playing adults, they might say that Minecraft is a first-person sandbox game that centers on placing and removing blocks, with different game modes and the option to play single-player or multiplayer. If you ask children what Minecraft is, their answer will no doubt be very different. And more entertaining!

“Minecraft Is...”

With every new batch of students with whom I use Minecraft, I like to ask them to finish the sentence “Minecraft is...” and record their answers on video. It’s a great way to document ...

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