Minecraft is used in the classroom during Lab Hour because of it’s “Edutainment” effects.:
Image Representation (The extreme pixilation of the characters, enhanced the understanding of image representations)
Problem Solving & Team Work: Students are only allowed to play in ‘Creative Mode’ where they can solve engineering ‘How to Automate a Door’ or ‘Get a rail cart to head up a slope under power’.
Pseudo Code Logic processing: AND, OR NOT, IF/ELSE.
Durung Lab hours we “Level Up” by practicing our mad keyboarding skillz.