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Ready, Set, Build: An Introduction to MinecraftEDU
May 5, 2021 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am MDTFree Funded by Minecraft
Calling all Northland School Division Educators!
This is for you!
Join us for this 2-part live-streamed lesson where you and your students will learn together and explore engaging ways to integrate Minecraft:EE into your class.
You can think of us as your co-teacher for 90 minutes – we’ll facilitate the lesson, and you learn alongside your students.
In lesson #1 (May 5 – 9:30 am), we’ll cover the basics of building in Minecraft, allowing your students to unleash their creativity by building a local landmark of their choice.
In lesson #2 (May 12 – 9:30 am), we will work with their structures, applying a variety of curricular connections, such as:
- Alberta Competencies: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Creativity & Innovation
- ELA: GLO #1 To explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences
- Math: Shape, Space & Scale – measurement and comparison of 3D objects and 2D shapes
- Science: Building with a Variety of Materials, Structures, and Forces
- Social Studies: Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges, Culture, Community & Identity
What do you need for the lesson?
- A device for you and each of your students
- Minecraft: Education Edition licenses & Minecraft: Education Edition installed
- An internet connection
Please check with your IT team if you have questions about any of the steps above.
What if I teach virtually?
The lessons are hosted via a Teams Live link (coming soon), which means all of your students can join in from their own devices and their own locations. Better yet? The students (and you) can pause the stream at any time to give more time to solve a tech problem or to have a quick break before returning.
What if I teach face-to-face?
This will work for you too! Project the lesson (from Teams Live) onto your classroom learning display screen. We’ll take it from there, guiding you and your students through the lesson each step of the way. If we go too fast, no problem. Pause the stream at any time to give your class more time to solve a tech problem or to have a quick break before returning.
What if I’ve never used Minecraft Before?
Don’t worry! You definitely don’t need to be a Minecraft: Education Edition expert. It’s almost better if you’re not as you get a chance to learn alongside your students. Think about these lessons as the subject-specific teacher coming into your class to co-teach for a day with you. We’ll be there to answer all of the Minecraft: Education Edition questions that you or your students may have.