Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas for Teachers

Hot off the presses: Minecraft in the Classroom is a new resource for teachers looking for ideas, inspiration, and student projects using Minecraft.

Learn how educators are using Minecraft as a powerful instructional tool to engage students and teach everything from math and science to humanities. The book – now available in paperback on Amazon – offers ten classroom projects from teachers teaching with Minecraft, for math, science, languages, and more.

Each project includes learning objectives, project organization and tasks, and ideas for reflection and assessments. You’ll also find detailed instructions for setting up and running a Minecraft server in the classroom, both the regular and the popular MinecraftEdu versions.

Quest to Learn science teacher Dan Bloom contributed to the book with a chapter on his Minecraft Cell project, where students explored and interacted with a virtual model of a cell in the game in order to understand how DNA extraction works for a biology lesson. You can read more about the Minecraft Cell in Dan’s blog post on Edutopia.