Building Digital Age Skills with Minecraft

Minecraft_TitleSession Details

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Georgia Educational Technology Conference – GaETC, Atlanta, GA, 9:00AM-12:00PM – Room: Board Room 3
Presenters: Dr. Tim Clark @byotnetwork, Mitch Brotherton @mrbrotherton

Session Description

Millions of students of all ages know how to play with building blocks in the popular computer game of Minecraft.  In this open virtual world, however, teachers and students can also develop the digital age skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication while constructing learning communities. Participants in this workshop will experience the world of Minecraft firsthand; discover the basics of the program; and explore new strategies for teaching with Minecraft in their classrooms.

Session Outline

Let’s Play Math

Designing a Minecraft Project

  • How to use Minecraft (classroom rules/basic controls).
  • Create your own project, or complete a pre-designed project.
  • Present your build!
  • Questions/Closing thoughts.

For more information, visit Mitch Brotherton’s blog at


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