Minecraft Story Mode for Gaming in Education

Feb 4, 2016 by

MinecraftSMMinecraft is a virtual environment that has taken education by storm.  Students have grabbed on to this 8-bit world and use it for all kinds of creative endeavors.  The introduction of the narrative and a story guide in Minecraft Story Mode adds some additional elements that are helpful for the classroom.  First, the guide can help educators learn about the environment so that they are on a level playing field with students.  Second, Story Mode has a narrative to follow along for some directed play.  Minecraft can be used in a number of ways in the classroom.  One idea is to use a Minecraft adventure as a writing prompt; students can use many writing styles with their Minecraft adventure as the prompt.

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