The Increasing Potential of Minecraft in Education | UKEdChat.com – Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community
It’s all about creating a fluid relationship between the Minecraft world and the real world, but the benefits of the technology had surprised the researchers in how the technology engages children with special needs.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from people who look after special needs, Asperger’s in particular. We had a boy looking at the project, and he is completely calm in the Minecraft world, and the adults with him were amazed on how calm he was…he just loved the environment.”
Many people have tried to persuade teachers to use Minecraft for Education as a learning tool, as claims that it has the power to enablestudents to explore, create and imagine in a completely different way than they could ever do in a traditional classroom (Edutopia). The popular world-building game, no doubt, does have the power to unleash creativity in a digital manner similar to Lego bricks, but how teachers can implement this in the classroom is a challenge facing many who can see the potential of the technology.
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