Minecraft has many users and could be useful in the class. Teachers could have the children do certain things in minecraft or the teacher could have the children do anything to see what they have learned from playing minecraft. So minecraft chould be used for anything in the class like building stuff or even surviving
I go to chad- charter high school for architecture and design and I actually use it for some simple model making and I can some get new Ideas for different building's using Minecraft but I feel as though it should be used in design school where you use things like pixel art,animation and or architecture
Although many don't think the same, many argue that Minecraft is too much screen time because many already play at home for a long time. But if Minecraft is good enough for over 1000 players, its good enough to play at school, I think that Minecraft will be happy to see people at school!
Everything is awesome when you are on minecraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It also makes you smarter because it is creativity so booooooooom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Well, Minecraft is a cool game to play and it shows Since 2009, Minecraft has sold over 20 million copies. And if that seems like a typical blockbuster, don’t be fooled — it isn’t. Graphics are boxy and blurry, and sounds are primitive at best.
So why do kids obsess over it?
I gather a handful of 5-to-13-year-olds. I want to know why they love about it and what they get out of it. I expect simple answers. But, I find out, Minecraft is surprisingly special.
Yes, because it would be awesome to play minecraft at school. Plus, minecraft is a creative game. Students can release their imagination by creating something in minecraft, or killing a chicken by throwing lava at it. I would want to go to school if the school allowed minecraft. That would make schools boss.
Minecraft helps develop imagination because you could build things out of your imagination and build your dream house that you cannot build in real life, it also has educational value in it because gold is definitely not as durable as wood. Once l bit gold and it made a crack in it. You also need to eat to survive.
Minecraft is like counting your math stuff to make it realistic so kids to work on blocks like how many blocks is in a block? Or use it as a mechanical thing in art class and science how would lava get through or what is like in lava, or study. They could learn how electricty work.
Minecraft is a game of puzzle and imagination it helps children learn a lot. I have found it has improved my maths skill by quite a lot with learning perimeters and area when building and division multiplying with sorting items. Over all Minecraft is quite a good game for schools, It would be a good activity, fun and makes good group work if running on a LAN server.
Don't get me wrong, I love this game! However, I do not think this game is very educational.
- Some kids are saying there are "survival skills" in this game. Punching trees and making a functioning axes do not work in real life like the game.
- Distracting for kids.
- Leave programming to summer paid programming sessions, not public school.
- Why use art in this game? Kids will just be distracted. There are LOTS of art substitutes, such as voxel and pixel art.
- People tell about how electricity can be learned through this game. Schools just buy a hands-on electricity kit, which is far more engaging.
- People just say yes because they like the game, but there is little educational value.
- Math can just be learned with regular worksheets, a game would be too distracting.
- Games should stay in the game industry, not the educational system.
A game can be unrealistic but if it is supposed to be used in schools it is supposed to be realistic or there would be problems. Minecraft teaches you that gravity only get affected by some blocks.
It teaches you that you dont have to water your plants.
Another problem is it is addictive since it is easy and has plenty of things to download and do but not fun. Kids could be applying minecraft to real life and things would get bad.
You can wear a naked skin or swear in chat too.
Although Minecraft is a good game, the benefits of it being used in schools are not worth the money it costs. There are also only limited things that Minecraft would be good for in schools, and besides, not all students like Minecraft. It is possible that it could provide math benefits, but that is about it, and there is no guarantee that all students who use it will make an effort to get their buildings exactly correct, or even make an effort at all, considering how Minecraft is mainly used for playing around, not professional architecture. Even if students do get benefits (which is unlikely,) the small number of students and the small benefits they gained versus the price that Minecraft costs would definitely not be worth it.
It hasn't done anything good for my old middle school. In the technology class there, people waste learning time playing Minecraft. They could be learning more valuable stuff...There is so much to learn from technology. But playing video games instead? That's shameful. Some teachers need to learn how to teach their kids.