This page contains examples of what other teachers have created with MinecraftEdu. The examples range from fully fledged lesson plans to classroom blogs. If you want to submit your blog or other resource for the page, hit feedback link at the bottom of the page!
- Pixel Art Coding - Mike Harvey's map of mixes computer science with Pixel Art. The students will invent a their own programming language and use it to encode and decode pixel art.
English Language Arts
- Feeding Change - Liam O'Donnel blogs about ways of employing Minecraft to boost student writing.
Minecraft at SAA - Mrs Gielen uses Minecraft as an elective in afterschool clubs and convinces other teachers to use it, too. Here's her suggestion for including Minecraft in ELA curriculum.
- TESOL Builders - Blog surrounding the efforts of a instructor using MinecraftEdu to teach English as a Second Language at a Midwestern University.
- English in MinecraftEdu - André Chercka describing a series of lessons of English in MinecraftEdu. Here's a video of how it works in the classroom.
- Digiliterate - Adrian Hodge teaches English while designing urban areas with his class.
- Minecraft Maths - A brief account of a series of lessons by Andrè Chrercka using Minecraft to teach maths.
My Life as an Edu-Pirate - Minecraft and other games have potential to change the way we teach maths. Find out how in Heidi Siwak's blog.
Minecraft makes complex math accessible even to younger children - see examples on The Education Scientist's blog:
- Minecraft Math #1: Learning About Numbers - Even, Odd, Prime, and Square Root
- Minecraft Math #2: Understanding Addition, Multiplication, and the Commutative Property
- q-Craft Curriculum Project - Mrs Gielen for SAA at Minecraft shares her lesson plan for teaching quantum mechanics for sixth grades with qCraft. The lesson plan is followed by tips and reflection.
- Middle School Minecraft - Measuring speed in Minecraft is the topic of Bob Kahn's post in Middle School Minecraft. He describes how the group reacts to taking measurements and scientific thinking in general accompanied by great photos.
- Middle School Minecraft - Mendelian Genetics: inheritance, DNA, chromosomes, genes, alleles. Sounds far from Minecraft? Take a look at how Bob Kahn approaches the subject.
- Gravity in Minecraft? - Wired picks a video showing physics experiment in Minecraft and check the maths accompanied by their own suggestions.
- Conducting Real Science Experiments in a Virtual World - The Education Scientist and his sidekick Swifty7777 use science to test the claim that you catch more fish in the rain than on a clear day in Minecraft. The results are surprising! Teachers and parents can download the micro-curriculum to replicate the experiment with their kids and compare results - just like real scientists do.
- The World of Humanities - Middle school teacher Eric Walker creates an ancient history-themed world for students to explore, learn, and collaborate within. New version of the world plays like an "educational MMORPG". More information can be found at this page.
- Digging for Truth - Integrating Minecraft into a 7th grade World History curriculum. Based on this successful grant proposal.
- Introducing Minecraft civilization - “Civcraft” - André Chercka
- Minecraft at SAA - Battlefields and & Specials Project tasked the students to research Civil War battlefields and recreate them in Minecraft. The post includes links to the project videos.
- Project 1845 - "We are creating the first full size virtual reality models from within the game of Minecraft that have the purpose to teach people a lot about a place in the world and a place in time that cannot be done today in the real world." (be sure to check out their curriculum standards section)
Technology and Computer Science
- Danish Students Learn Coding in Minecraft - André Chercka
- CCEdu Challenge - Shane Asselstine's map challenges the students to learn basics of programming, taking them from learning to move their robot turtles to building houses.
- The Land of Turtles - Explore programming and computer science concepts with many hours of puzzles and activities using ComputerCraftEdu!
21st Century Skills
- Massively Misunderstood Minecraft - Keri-Lee Beasley writes about Minecraft as an educational resource for learning a broad range of skills from collaboration to leadership, illustrated by some great photos from their project.
- TLA Mines - Traditional Learning Academy hosted an experimental Minecraft server to explore what kind of learning takes place in Minecraft. Their community-centric gameplay was structured by story-oriented quests.
- Curricular Connections of Minecraft - Timothy G. Weih, associate professor of education at the University of Northern Iowa, writes about the curricular connections of Minecraft as a tool to breach the gap between home literacy and school literacy.
- Samine Mines - Primary school teacher Sabine McKenna explores Minecraft with an eye towards using it with her students.
- Massively Minecraft - Dean Groom, Bron Stuckey, Jo Kay Wollongong, creators of Massively Minecraft, invite kids ages 4 – 16 to join their online guild, with the support of their parents, and to contribute to the community world.
- Minecraft In School - Lucas Gillespie's wiki "devoted to hosting ideas, lessons, implementation strategies, and more" related to the use of Minecraft in the classroom. Check out a video of their class using Minecraft.
- Minecraft in Education - a nice Scoopit! aggregate of Minecraft news, discussions, and blogs pertaining to its use in education.
- Crafting Young Minds - An organization dedicated to helping set up educational MinecraftEdu servers.
- Morrowcraft - The Elisabeth Morrow School hosts a Minecraft server inhabited by both school faculty and students. The wiki page documents their common journey.
- MeyeNCRAFT - A De Montfort University project using Minecraft with eye-movement tracking and enabling physically impaired children and children with disabilities to use the game.