Making Sense of Minecraft for Education
‘Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment This course will explore how teachers can use it as cross-curricular learning tool to help improve student engagement, collaboration, creative exploration, and learning outcomes’
- Introduction to Minecraft Education & Office 365 tools
- Using Minecraft in the Classroom
- Creating a Minecraft World
- Design and develop a Minecraft based curricular project
- Game based learning and School Self Evaluation (SSE)
All our courses require broadband Internet access (Min of 2mb recommended) and participants need to be familiar with using the internet, downloading and installing software.
Participants will familiarise themselves with Minecraft: Education Edition and how game-based learning can be used to create new teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms.
Use Minecraft as a player to learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence about game-based learning.
Discover strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into the classroom, learning what works for other teachers and explore the range of Minecraft teaching and learning resources that can be used in the classroom.
Participants will understand how to apply the SSE guidelines and the Digital Learning Framework to their own teaching understand how developing their own ICT practice can have an impact at school level.
Participants will learn about the educational potential of Minecraft and game-based learning and introduced to the Education Edition, designed to make it easier to use in schools.
In face-to-face workshops and online, participants will learn to play Minecraft EE, explore its in-built library of lessons plans and create curriculum and classroom resources that they can take back to their classrooms.
Face-to face workshops: July 1st – 3rd – DCU St Patrick’s Campus,
Online: July 4th to August 23rd
This is a blended course, with face-to-face workshops July 1st – 3rd in DCU St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 (9.30 – 2.30) and the remainder (Approx 8 hours) of the course online at cpd.teachnet.ie, anytime between July 4th and August 23rd. Participants are required to attend all workshops and engage meaningfully with online content for approximately 8 hours. Whilst participation and engagement with the course content will be primarily judged on the quality of their contributions, an attendance roll will be kept and a log of their time spent working online.