Yes I think Minecraft is educational because you are learning proportions and learning how to build things. Iv'e learned so much from minecraft. I know if you play it to much it may be to much screen time.
Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. It's about the player creating the basics of the tools, which are wood, and continue on to get the best material in the game, diamonds. The way the game has you create your tools is completely different to real life, where you can't break the wood with your bare hands and use tools to help you. As far as realization goes, Minecraft is a fun and addiciting game where many people became famous for playing that poor graphic game. It has no educational purpose other than teaching children how to explore, which in reality, kids no longer want to explore in real life, only in video games. Minecraft teaches kids how to build tools, tools which are harder to make in reality than just putting two sticks and three wood planks to create a wooden pickaxe. People say Minecraft is educational and I say why, why could a 3D, poor graphic, and unreal game be educational when a person has to put one stick and two wooden planks and BOOM, you have a wooden sword. People would have to cut, sharpen, and do multiple other steps to create a sword. And even if Minecraft was an educational game, how would it be able to help children other than improving their reflexes from fighting the monsters in the game, and improving their hand muscles. The designs people make in the game are fantastic and all, but that does not show anything educational, other than a person with fantastic imagination skills. Not only that, but someone who spends that much time on a game building something that will not even last forever shows non-social skills. So I would think twice about Minecraft being educational.