Our minecraft-ed classes
Do you want your child to learn faster AND enjoy lessons more? Research shows that game-based learning increases a child’s learning achievement by up to 25%.
Learning like this makes classes more fun and interesting for your child, and they learn faster!
There are many benefits which make game-based learning favorable for any classroom:
Social-emotional growth through development of “soft” skills
Increase a child’s memory capacity
Computer and simulation fluency
Strategic thinking and problem-solving
Minecraft six principles of game-based learning:
The failure dynamic, fail early, fail often. Teach students to take risks in a safe environment- a game.
The flexibility dynamic. Provide multiple paths to success. Old school video games had one way to win. Newer “sandbox” games are more open.
The construction dynamic. Build something that matters. Students want to create things with a purpose. Minecraft lets them create something difficult and worthwhile.
The situated meaning. Learn new ideas by experiencing them. Students learn vocabulary in real-time, as it pertains to playing with others in the game; or learn math as they understand construction.
Systems thinking. Learn how all pieces can fit or be fitted. Games help players see how their actions fit into the bigger picture, not just the individual.
Build empathy. Bring players together to learn a common goal. By communicating and working together, players build empathy through their avatars by raising awareness of local or global goals.
Beginners Minecraft-ed Course
The beginners, hands on minds on course is the perfect way to start putting to use your good phonics knowledge, learning English. You will develop your vocabulary and practise using everyday sentence structures to navigate your way through our Blocksville community. These classes are split between the virtual classroom and a shared screen experience in Minecraft Education Edition. The teacher will guide the student through a journey in our town, with tasks, reading, pictures to take and more. This method really solidifies the learning and brings purpose to the learning.
Intermediate and Advanced Minecraft-ed Courses
In our Intermediate & Advanced levels, Hands-On Minds On courses,the first half of the lesson is in the virtual classroom. Your child will learn vocabulary, concepts and topics such as animals, weather, habitats, community. The second half of the class is in a Minecraft educational world, where your child applies their learning and completes tasks using Minecraft resources. They can also use their Minecraft camera to record interesting things they find and then write about them. A preparation worksheet is provided for each lesson and homework is a writing exercise.
You do not need to purchase any additional materials to take this course. We provide each student with all the course materials.