My kids are serious Minecraft maniacs. As are most in the US today, it seems. I am seeing more and more and more businesses related to Minecraft popping up. Especially of interest to me are the sites that integrate Minecraft with education!
My kids have taken classes at both GamED Academy and Homeschool with Minecraft and loved it!
So it’s got me looking for more ideas for using Minecraft and homeschooling….Googling is turning up a lot of ideas!
This page is a place for me to save all the links I’m finding around the net for homeschooling with Minecraft. Enjoy! And if you have any more to add, please leave a comment below!
- Homeschool with Minecraft–“Each week, your student will receive a lesson that includes pictures, facts and video links. All the information is laid out “textbook” style for them. No work for you. There is either comprehension questions or a quiz to complete, depending on the class you are taking. The student will also receive weekly building assignments on the server and full access to playing with the other students online. The server will be up 24 hours a day for your child’s use. As long as they are following server rules, they can play and do school assignments on the server with no restrictions. Our server is set up in creative mode for the building assignments, making those grieve proof. But we also provide themed portals in survival for game play.
Live classes meet weekly for about an hour. We do class build together projects.”
- GameED Academy–“Exciting Academic Curriculum, Safe & Monitored Minecraft Servers, Voice Chat with Peers, Growing Social Skills, Team Building, Creativity and Fun! With courses in History, Science, Creative Writing…“
- Minecraft EDU–bringing Minecraft to the classroom. You have to have an Office 365 Education account for this. But I hear amazing things about Minecraft EDU, if you can get into it!
- Skrafty Homeschool Minecraft classes–Online classes (This is a religious based server…I have heard there are religious elements here and there. But I have never experienced it first hand.)
- Ideas for Minecraft across the curriculum–page of links