Learning with Minecraft Education Edition
Wild and Unstructured Learning
Cover all the basic academic subjects while playing in Minecraft! In this class we will use Minecraft Education Edition to explore custom-built educational worlds designed to explore, build and learn. #builder
Let's make learning fun with Minecraft Education Edition! My name is Ms. Astrid and I am a certified Minecraft Educator. Using the Minecraft Education platform I will be using game-based learning to guide students through 6 weeks of exciting lesson plans. For each class we will log into the live Zoom meeting and then join a private server to play together in Minecraft. Here is our 6-week schedule: Week 1: History and Culture - Explore Ancient Egypt! Students will navigate a custom-built...
Learners will practice critical thinking skills, collaboration and teamwork, and will increase their knowledge of Minecraft. In addition, the themes covered in this course include several core academic topics such as: ELA, STEM, Art & Design and Coding/Computer Skills. This course is also a great introduction to digital citizenship and learning to play nicely with others online.
I am a certified Minecraft Educator and completed the required courses through Microsoft’s Minecraft Teacher Academy. I have also been teaching this course on my own private website to a private homeschooling group for kids ages 7-15. I have been teaching online at Outschool and privately since 2017 and love world-building on Minecraft Education!
Please download Minecraft Education Edition on your compatible device: https://education.minecraft.net/en-us/get-started/download
Though the game Minecraft features fantasy violence at times, we will not be playing in any realms or worlds that include hostile entities such as zombies, nor will learners be playing in survival mode where there is any combat. Animals can be attacked and “die” but as we will be playing in Creative mode, there is no need to “hunt” or collect food, etc. There may be times where learners discover some of these features in-game but it will not be part of our classroom experience. Learners will not be sharing any personal information and do not share usernames with one another. My servers are only accessible with a custom login, which I will provide upon enrollment. Learners do not need to exchange usernames with one another in order to play, and only their first name is visible on-screen. Parents should monitor their children’s activity online and it is sometimes helpful for a parent to be nearby in case the learner needs assistance (especially while signing in for the first class). If this is not possible, be sure to test your connection and login information before launching the Zoom meeting for class, and let me know if you have any difficulties or questions. Please note that Microsoft will require you to “authenticate” your login, which should be done as soon as possible.
Minecraft Education Edition
Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved or associated with Mojang.
Wild and Unstructured Learning is a unique and innovative approach to online education offered by a company that values hands-on experiences and fosters an inclusive learning environment. This learning model breaks away from traditional structured...
$102for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
2-6 learners per class