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Immersive Learning With Minecraft: Education Edition

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Explore and create : Playground

This is presentation 1 of 3, at station "MIE Playground Station 4" within the playground "Student Choice and Voice Navigating Our Roadmap to the Future"; scroll down to see more details.

Other presentations in this group:

Jennifer Brown  
Randy Hawkins  

Minecraft: Education Edition fully immerses students in their learning. It offers open-ended, student-led lessons that result in complete engagement and deeper learning. Come see the multitude of ways you can use Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom and where you can find all the resources to get started.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Games for learning & gamification
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this short session is to show examples of how Minecraft: Education Edition works in the classroom and show the participants where they can find the resources to get started.


We will talk about the why of Minecraft: Education Edition (5 min)
Examples (5 min)
Resources (5 min)
Q&A and challenge (5 min)
The challenge will be for them to find a lesson plan on the Minecraft: Education Edition site and tweet about it. We will pick a winner of some swag.

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Jennifer Brown, NCCE

Jennifer Brown is a Computer Science Teacher and Business Technology Teacher at Walker Middle Magnet, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Trainer, and a Skype Master Teacher. As a NCCE Professional Learning Specialists, she is dedicated to showing teachers how to best utilize technology in their classrooms. Similarly, as a classroom teacher she demonstrates to her students how utilizing technology can empower their learning. Jennifer is passionate about showing students how to be self-directed, life-long learners and how technology can be used to achieve that goal.

Randy Hawkins, Westada School District

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