Engaging Students With Minecraft
Looking to engage your students? Check out how Ms. Soumis and Ms. Mencarelli-Sobhi are leveraging Minecraft as a vehicle for learning at Catholic Central High School
Students in their NBE class were asked to get into groups to research about a nearby Indigenous reserve. They learned about the living conditions of their counterparts in relation to their own city and the amenities provided for them there. Students were asked to use Minecraft to re-create their specific reserve from an undeveloped patch of land using the building materials provided in Minecraft.
Reflecting upon the learning experience, Ms. Soumis shared that after trial and error the accounts were not able to be linked due to not having an Xbox account, thereby making it quite difficult to build the entire reserve, even as a group.
In the future, they will have each student focus on a specific structure such as a longhouse, or a sweat lodge, and more accurately display the features located inside and outside of the structure.