This popular game, characterized by its blocky universe, has long been a favorite among children. More and more parent-educators are seeing it as a learning space, taking into account the many possibilities offered by the educational version of the game.
Things like: learning content (STEM, coding, History, language, etc.), collaboration (the opportunity for kids to work together on projects), creative problem-solving, and communication. Furthermore, because it is so engaging, children like to spend time playing it, which greatly promotes motivation.
There is no shortage of ideas when it comes to using the game and its derivatives: rebuild a historical place and make links with history, write a story based on the game, read one of the many books related to the universe, take part in a challenge with others, even learn to code. While kids “play”, they are learning math concepts (esp. multiplication and geometry), engineering, chemistry, Earth sciences (all those kinds of rocks!), architecture, geography and vocabulary. The possibilities are endless!
Here is everything that AQED has set up for family educators:
Homeschoolers can join the AQED Minecraft servers (Bedrock or Java players) to create together. Join the Minecraft AQED Facebook group to learn more.
AQED Minecraft Community
Organize playdates for your young Minecraft enthusiasts, share or search for Minecraft activities or educational lessons. Join the Minecraft AQED Facebook group to become part of the community!
Did you know that the purchase of individual licenses for camps, clubs and other organizations is now available to all families? Visit the Minecraft Education Edition website for more information.
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