What do you know about Minecraft? Is it more than just a game?
Two months ago I had never heard of this virtual world and now I see it talked more and more in education circles. In Minecraft students create their own 3D virtual worlds and learn lessons about communication, collaboration, and digital citizenship through the first-person sandbox-style game. There are many more lessons to learn as well and the problem solving that takes place is huge. I had the opportunity to visit a class at Lakewood Elementary School in our board and was blown away by the students who were totally engaged in a number of tasks.
To give you an idea of what I saw happening take a look at this similar classroom. This is not an exaggeration of what I saw at Lakewood.