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Game-based Learning and Minecraft - Mary Kay Polly

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Below you will find some information on Game-based learning and Minecraft. 








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Minecraft in Education, by Colin Gallagher

  • Available on Amazon  click here.
  • Or check it out online here.
  • A step-by-step guide to using the sandbox game, Minecraft, in Primary school classrooms with examples from teaches who have successfully used it as a learning tool. 



Check out Colin Gallagher's Minechat YouTube Channel.


And his Google+ Community.




MinecraftEDU website: http://minecraftedu.com/  


  • Watch the video on the home page showing how MinecraftEDU can be used to teach Digital Citizenship in an authentic way.






Resources for using Minecraft in Education 



Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom - Edutopia



MinecraftEDU Wiki - "...the Encyclopedia of all things related to the teaching of Minecraft in the classroom."



Blogs which focus on Game-based Learning



A Guide to Game-Based Learning: Get tips, techniques, and tools that apply the principles of game design to the learning process -- a dynamic way to engage learners and help educators assess learning. Share 360 Share 360 Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom A teacher shares how she gamified the classroom learning (including turning assignments into quests, and encouraging students to mod them), along with what worked and what didn't. 



Gamification:Engaging Students With Narrative , April 22, 2015, Alice Keeler Educational Technology Specialist follow: http://twitter.com/alicekeeler Related Tags: Game-Based Learning , Creativity , Lesson Plans , Student Engagement , Teaching Strategies. When looking at how engaged students are in playing games, it makes sense to capture some of the ideas that game designers use to engage the player. 







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