Can ‘Minecraft’ Really Change the Way Teachers Teach?


Motherboard | Steven Messner To call Minecraft anything less than a phenomenon would be an understatement. Since releasing in 2009, it has sold more than a hundred million copies across almost every gaming platform and continues to sell another...

July 21, 2016 MindMake

How To Use Minecraft in a Science Lesson


EdTech 4 Beginners – Neil Jarrett Minecraft is an incredibly popular game for both children and adults. It can be used on a PC or there is also a pocket version App on both the App store and Google Play....

March 19, 2016 MindMake

Minecraft Gaming In Theaters Near You!


CBS Los Angeles Young gamers across the country have been packing movie theaters as part of a tournament with some big bucks at stake. “It’s just amazing that I can finally … there’s a league for doing something that I...

March 12, 2016 MindMake

Check Out LittleBits’ #InventForGood Challenge!


By Littlebits You know you’ve had it. The moment when an object breaks or doesn’t do what you want it to and you think to yourself, “I could make this better for myself….or the world! (cue ominous laughter).” But...

March 9, 2016 MindMake

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers


Wired – Hope Wellington ACCORDING TO AYAH Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access...

March 8, 2016 MindMake

The Day I Deleted Minecraft — A Letter To My Son


MamaLode – Jennifer Reinharz Dear Bubbe, I never intended to do it; really. One second it was a quivering icon, the next it was gone. Just. Like. Magic. Honestly, it brought on a smile. I’m not trying to be mean. Chalk...

February 5, 2016 MindMake

Why Minecraft Is Important For Every Fan Of The Game


The Guardian – Keith Stuart At the densely crowded Bett show, a mammoth education technology conference taking up most of London’s ExCel venue, a vast audience has gathered to watch one particular demonstration. It is Microsoft’s newly announced Minecraft: Education...

February 3, 2016 MindMake

Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube


Common Sense Media – Caroline Knorr If your kid spends as much time watching Minecraft videos as playing the game, here’s a guide to the best YouTube Minecraft channels for kids. If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you...

January 14, 2016 MindMake

Why Every Video Game Is Educational


@Ideas Factory – Julian S Wood Yesterday I read a tweet from the excellent Carl Hendrick signposting an article from the Atlantic website called ‘The Myth of the Minecraft Curriculum’ It’s sub-heading was entitled- “In reality, the computer program has...

December 26, 2015 MindMake

10 Ways to Discover Minecraft


Medium – Steven Isaacs You can’t walk three feet without hearing a kid talking about Minecraft. Educators across the world are talking about the benefits of using Minecraft in the classroom. It all sounds great, but if you are not...

December 22, 2015 MindMake
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