What would make Minecraft the perfect tool for your classroom? This post is mainly aimed at other teachers, but we’d welcome anyone’s input!
My MinecraftEdu colleagues and I are hard at work on our custom version of the game. The focus has been on a powerful (yet easy to use) set of tools to help teachers utilize the game in their classrooms. But so far, most of our additions have been either basic student management tools or world construction shortcuts.
We are starting to look ahead at some fundamental changes to the game that educators would find useful. We want to know what specific additions we could make to mesh with your curriculum. I’m talking about actual changes to game mechanics.
For example, if you wanted to teach chemistry, we could add a certain number of compounds and then program their interactions. That kind of thing.
Please let us know your thoughts. Don’t worry if you think your ideas are too ambitious… we’re just brainstorming now. Add a comment below, email me, or join the under-utilized Minecraft Teachers Google Group.