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.
In this Tch Talks podcast, we discuss fake news — what it is, its implications for teaching and learning, and how we as educators can help our students discriminate between what’s fake and what’s not. We talk with Janelle Bence, a humanities teacher at New Tech High in Coppell, Texas; Joe Kahne, professor and Chair of the MacArthur Foundation’s Youth and Participatory Politics Network; and Erica Hodgin, Associate Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College.
Tch Talks caught up with Meenoo Rami, Manager at Minecraft Education Edition, to hear more about the ways teachers across the world are unleashing Minecraft for deeper student learning and engagement. Gain insights and discover resources to help you leverage one of the world’s most popular games in your classroom.
This is the first in our five-part podcast series, Teaching and Learning with Minecraft. Stay tuned for episodes that focus more specifically on Engagement, Collaboration, Creativity, and Tangible Learning Outcomes.
Welcome to Tch‘s playlist headquarters! Take the opportunity to watch teachers in action by pressing play on one (or more) of these teacher-curated lists — together, we can learn something new!
Welcome to Tch‘s playlist headquarters! Get your fill of classroom management strategies, innovative approaches to learning, and more. Press play on one (or more) of these teacher-curated lists — we can learn something new together!
New Approaches to Try
Educating Digital Citizens: Here’s a playlist showing how teachers are educating students on a number of different technology-related issues, including security, research, and etiquette.
Reasoning and Constructing Arguments: Teaching Channel created this series of videos to show how two of the Common Core Math Practice Standards progress throughout the grades.
Four Steps to Get You Reading Like a Historian: In this series, students explore different perspectives of historical events and develop opinions based on their readings.