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Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | PBS Idea Channel

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  • Overview

    Video games, like Minecraft, may be good for more than just fun. Some experts have brought Minecraft into the classroom, allowing teachers to customize lessons and students to engage with concepts in new ways. And while educational games aren't new, Minecraft has some unique advantages that could usher in a new direction in education. In the future, students across the world may spend their class time punching trees.

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  • Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool?

    This totally amazing video game allows you to build your own world from scratch, what's not to like?!?! But it may be good for more than just fun and games. Some experts have brought Minecraft into the classroom, allowing teachers to customize lessons and students to engage with concepts in new ways. And while educational games aren't new, Minecraft has some unique advantages that could usher in a new direction in education.

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  • Minecraft EDU Creator Joel Levin!

    Idea Channel interviews Minecraft EDU creator Joel Levin. He discusses his vision for Minecraft EDU and how he uses Minecraft EDU in his own classroom.

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