Minecraft being used in schools

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Being allowed to play computer games in school lessons – sounds too good to be true.
But more and more schools around the world are using Minecraft to help pupils to learn. Infact over 200 schools in the UK alone are using the game in to help their students.
Minecraft is set in a virtual world where players build with blocks of different materials.
At some of the school the game is played and then the students  write stories inspired by their experience.
Teachers using the game say it can help get kids who don’t like books to do more reading and writing.
Is your school using games, especially Minecraft, during lessons?
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146 Responses

  1. OMG i wanted to play it in school so i can keep my progress because i have an minecraft account Yay

  2. My class used to use Minecraft for a learning tool, a group of the serious players who play at home always went on the same world and build what the teacher told us to. Then after that we would also write about it. Then the bad news came, it didn’t let us sign in!! NNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  3. omg wow how do u learn off minecraft its a game about kiling and building how do u learn how to wright and read from minecraft???

  4. *COUGH* *COUGH* *COUGH*!!! I still kinda don’t understand why mine craft should be in schools. I hate mine craft more than i hate hackers and scam artists {no offense mine craft lovers} but its a game and you can probably visit online servers or what ever and find inappropriate people there. kinda nutty. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

  5. This Happened once in my class, and i could play at school time and before school starts at school but, sadly that was last year. And so i never had the chance to anymore! 🙁

  6. I think this is an ore-some idea, but once they start playing t they’ll nether be able to stop!

  7. This is a very good ider because i have use Minecraft to help with my building in the real life

  8. It is so cool.But I don’t play minecraft much I used to play it but now I don’t

  9. Orewa primary is allowed at lunch time and before the bell rings and if we have to make a house to live some were

  10. I have never played Minecraft. My friends talk about it all the time. I think writing and reading is better.

  11. WRITING & reading is better dan MINECRAFT! It helps u bye getting smarter, MINECRAFT just makes u dumb,

  12. mine craft is not for schools and should be deleted off the App Store cause is the worst game in the we don’t want our kids turning into fat lasy snobs do we.

  13. Minecraft is for being creative, it’s already been used to replicate stuff in a museum!

  14. Thats a great idea and you can get more creative and for people who love architecture can create amazing things like medieval castles,mansions etc.

  15. COOL

  16. It is so unfair that schools in new zealand doesn’t have it and UK schools has mine craft.

  17. I love minecraft I really hope they start using it in NZ or at least murrays bay intermidate!

  18. This would be an interesting tool for education. This could be useful for a lot of topics, but this is also a good way to get students into computer science. Minecraft may just be a game for some, but for others, it’s technically electronics (Talking about redstone). It also introduces kids to the opportunities of game development and programming/IT. I’m very much with this idea, and it would be nice to see schools adapting to what kids like to do.
    James — Owner of NyanCow Domains (Obviously a minecraft server)

  19. I think it would be fun to have mine craft in schools it would be goos for creativity I still however there would be a down side because people could easily crash the server and it would be hard to control the people on the server.
    P.S Obviously not a mine craft player P.P.S Not true 😀 P.P.P.S I’m part of NyanCow Domains P.P.P.P.S Not advertising for jspartan250 (JammyCow)

  20. So much building and so much fun funny fun fun it so fun they should use it in schools

  21. Minecraft is way better than terraria way better terraria is so bad so so bad so so so so bad

  22. I think this a really good idea, cause many kids like Minecraft and instead of using normal learning tools there is a game that does the same role. Fabulous!I have never used Minecraft before so I am keen to use it when my school starts using it, our school uses Chromebooks so a luckier chance.

  23. I think this is a great Idea, because loads of kids love Minecraft and instead of doing normal reading and writing, kids will love to use Minecraft! but on the other side what to they do on it? that is educational. I haven’t used Minecraft before.
    Aziza, Hay Park

  24. That is the dumbest idea ever. reading and writing is the way and any way its so funny seeing all you minecraft fanboys XD

  25. Cool I love minecraft I watch minecraft things on YouTube I also play it 🙂 XD

  26. YAY now we have minecraft PE on the schools IPADS YAY soo fun never played pocket edition before

  27. You’re so interesting! I ddo nott believe I’ve read a single thing like this before.
    So great to discover somebody with genuine thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is
    something that’s needed on thhe internet, someone with
    a little originality!

  28. i love minecraft and i am at school right now and i wish i could be plaaying minecraft because i am on my own ipad and have minecraft!!!

  29. hashtag minecraft is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Okay, yes, Minecraft is a nice game. You can be creative and the possibilities are endless. I, myself, liked Minecraft for a period of time. Sure it’s nice to have in schools, but I don’t see how it helps on reading and writing. Is it something about being creative? I don’t get it. Someone help me out.

  31. I love minecraft! But our school wouldn’t let us play. People who are allowed lucky you because I’m so jelly.

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