Ready, Set, Build: An Introduction to MinecraftEDU
May 19 - June 2Free Funded by Minecraft & Microsoft Canada
Calling all Grade 4 to 8 Classes in Kitchener Waterloo!
Join us for this 3-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 for your class, and you can learn alongside your students!
Part #1 – May 19
9:30 am to 11 am
Inside the first lesson, we’ll learn the basics of building in Minecraft, allowing your students to unleash their creativity by building a local landmark of their choice. We’ll explore ways to level-up a build using tools only found in the Education Edition! As students will be at all different levels in their Minecraft journey. this lesson will support everyone from beginner to the advanced user – no experience required!
Part #2 – May 26
9:30 am to 11 am
Part 2 is all about Literacy! We’ll learn the tools inside Minecraft: Education Edition that help promote writing and complete a few creative writing tasks about their unique builds. We will explore a variety of ways to make reading and writing in Minecraft accessible for all students. To top it all of, students will learn how to export their work as a PDF for easy assessment and feedback.
Part #3 – June 2
9:30 am to 11 am
Now that you and your students are Minecraft rockstars, we’re leveling up in Part 3! This third co-taught lesson will be all about Numeracy. Expanding on students’ creative builds, we’ll explore concepts in algebra, geometry, and number theory. To become Master Builders, we will utilize XYZ graphing coordinates to become master builders and capture 3D printable images! Finally, we will finish this series by showcasing yet another way to document their thinking inside Minecraft and share their learning with their teacher!
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.
So what are you waiting for?
Register your class for free using the buttons below. Click the “+” to change the quantity from 0 to 1 and then click “Get Tickets!” Remember to complete the entire checkout process on the next page.
All lessons are recorded and will be sent to your inbox after each lesson is complete.
Stuck? Have a question? Reach out to us by clicking here at any time or …
- If you are a WRDSB Educator, check out the WRDSB Tech@Home Site
- If you are a WCDSB Educator, reach out to Dan Noble <Dan.Noble@wcdsb.ca>