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Minecraft and Education

Postby Sstavix » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:04 pm

I'm sure that many homeschoolers here already have Minecraft as part of their curriculum, but I found this blog posting about one woman's experiences with her son to be interesting!

Although I haven't played it much, and my efforts to get into the game were laughably pathetic, there has been some talk about adding it to our household as well.

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby ArchAngel » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Can't see the article (not a small chance it's my very odd work filter/network), but I love seeing when gaming can be used as both an educational tool and as a way to greatly increase someone's quality of life.
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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby ccgr » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:29 pm

My kids love playing in creative mode, it's amazing to watch their imaginations run wild!

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby sorenthejack » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:18 pm

I'm a homeschooler and now am playing on a homeschool server called Skrafty. I think I'm going to take one of the classes on science in the fall on there too :)

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby EvergreenAcademy101 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:04 pm

We homeschool as well and my kids have asked me to look into minecraft. This is all very new to me, but I am looking forward to learning something new with them.

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby Psalm_51 » Fri May 02, 2014 1:19 am

Im surprised that Minecraft has graduated to educational level. Ive only seen that once before, and that was age of empires.

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby mcfan2000 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:47 am

i love minecraft, but i usually have a hard time with servers, but good thing i found this server, i hope ill fit in, by the way, please make sure that the head people here can see messages, cause some people sometimes will message me nasty stuff.

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby Chas991 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:43 pm

Educational? In a manner, sure. I'm playing the thing for fun--if that's the word--maybe it's a competition thing as well--trying to make the most efficient use of resources. Hmm. Anyway, been at it for a month or so and I seem quite satisfied with single player mode.
I've looked at a few youtubes on Minecraft playing and have seen everything from "Let's Play", to deliberately burning things down for the fun of it. I suppose this is a game that is what you make of it.

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Re: Minecraft and Education

Postby Minecrafty » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:30 pm

Was it in Sweeden or some European country that MC was part of a currriculem? Idk, but they do have summer classes for MC Artwork which as far as I know just teaches kids to use stairs more efficiently.
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