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Game-based learning is:
Using games for purposeful fun.
Using games for learning.
Letting students run wild and play.
Minecraft has always been about:
Exploration and discovery.
Free-play and fun.
A teacher-directed experience.
Why would educators use Minecraft: Education Edition in their classrooms?
It's a direct instruction tool used to keep students engaged in learning about teacher created content only.
Educators are connected to how content standards can be used to develop learning opportunities.
Students want to use Minecraft, so that is the only reason why teachers should consider using it in the classroom.
Which is a key beneficial way to apply Minecraft: Education Edition?
Formative and summative assessment
Teacher-centered learning experiences
Student independent learning
What makes the experience of Minecraft: Education Edition so well connected to inquiry-based learning?
It's limiting and has an end point.
It's guided and structured throughout.
It's an immersive, limitless experience.
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