Minecraft's Role in Education


When most gamers hear the word Minecraft, they think about the cool indie game with the unique blocky design and the emphasis on building and resource gathering. Very few people who have not experienced it firsthand realize the other side of Minecraft: the simulation tool used in a variety of education functions. The age range the game is useful to for education is extensive. Children can use the game to learn many basic skills, and I personally know of at least one college level engineering course that used Minecraft as a primary tool for simulation purposes thanks to its ability to properly

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