I love this idea from a blog that promotes Minecraft in the classroom: “Don’t Teach Minecraft. Teach!”.
That’s great advice. And his post includes five tips for any teacher that wants to use Minecraft as part of their instruction.
- Start with what you are teaching next.
- Think about how you were planning to teach the next thing.
- What activities were you going to incorporate?
- Re-imagine the learning.
- Keep the core thing, the core thing!
Now take all those ideas (especially #4!) and apply them to any and all technology you want to use in the classroom.
And for those of you who conduct professional development sessions for teachers, apply the exact same ideas to your work.