Minecraft in the Classroom. But Why?

Minecraft, A game designed to allow players to build worlds and play collaboratively has gained great traction in previous years for its advantages as an educational resource. So much so that Microsoft have released an educational addition of the game which comes stock piled with lessons, resources and worlds for students and teachers to use in their classrooms. Minecraft Education is being used in classrooms throughout Ireland and the world…

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Challenge Based Learning: Content Matters

A key concept of CBL is to use the internet to research topics and then use the results to make a digital media output for peer-to-peer sharing. While technology provides the tools, content is important as well. Digital content needs to be specifically designed for this approach to learning. The resource needs to be flexible enough to allow a variety of outcomes and styles of learning, and in particular to…

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