This was made for me as I begin my own learning about the fascination of Minecraft. I have been investigating the hows and whys of Minecraft and I have come to a few conclusions. First kids are very creative. Second they like to explore and figure out things on their own terms. Finally, the conversation that is produced by first and second graders is amazing. The questions they ask and the help they provide each other is not something that i see in the classroom on a daily basis. My question is why? Why have we removed creativity and problem solving from the classroom?
Microsoft is making a push to get all teachers up to speed with the block-based phenomenon, with a new online portal called Minecraft in Education aiming to ‘teach, learn and inspire’