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Tch Talks 16: Powering Up Student Learning Through Minecraft

Minecraft Education Edition

Kids love Minecraft. They love mining for ore, they love collaborating with friends, they love creating Minecraft worlds. How do we take advantage of that intense interest for the purpose of deeper learning in the classroom? Minecraft Global Mentor Stephen Elford, an educator in Australia, joins Tch Talks to discuss student engagement and how that engagement facilitates exciting learning opportunities with Minecraft.

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Stephen Elford

Stephen ElfordStephen Elford is a Virtual Learning Coach in Victoria, Australia. He supports teachers from around the state to incorporate virtual learning opportunities into their classrooms. Stephen attended Monash University to receive his Bachelor of Science and LaTrobe University where he studied his Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). Prior to his current role, Stephen was a secondary math and science teacher who enjoyed giving students access to new technologies that supported their learning. Stephen is a Minecraft Global Mentor. Connect with Stephen on Twitter: @EduElfie


Minecraft Education Edition

Minecraft Starter Kit

Love the conversation with Stephen and raring to go? Check out Stephen's companion resource to help you get started.

This is the second in our five-part podcast series, Teaching and Learning with Minecraft. Stay tuned for episodes that focus on Collaboration, Creativity, and Tangible Learning Outcomes.

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