Using Minecraft to Level the Playing Field
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|Audience:||Library media specialists, Teachers, Coaches|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||MinecraftEDU and account at education.minecraft.net is helpful.|
|Topic:||Games for learning & gamification|
|Subject area:||Social studies, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Disclosure:||The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session|
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
Teachers will be shown how Minecraft can eliminate the inequity of resources in creating projects for students to interact with during their learning. Even though "mining" is a destructive practice, the entire platform of Minecraft is built on everyone having the same possible outcomes due to equity of resources.
5 min - Intro
10 min - Exploring equity in Minecraft through a showcase of the program
5 min - Closing with Minecraft education website (education.minecraft.net)
Spencer is a Teacher on Special Assignment, currently working for the district as an Instructional Technology Specialist. In this position, he is available for teachers that want help in transforming their classroom instruction through the integration of technology. He is here to support teachers by doing the research for them, planning a lesson so they can see the final product, and providing continuing support throughout the year. Spencer's plan is to make the jobs of the teachers in Santa Rosa County Schools easier, not just give them more “stuff” to implement.
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