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#101 Useful Microsoft in Education posts this week

The Internet is currently full of posts about using Microsoft products effectively in the classroom. Here are a number of them from this past week.

Minecraft Education Edition: Terminology and Tips for Educators

This is the fourth post in a series of posts about using Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom. (The series of posts can be accessed at: In a recent post about Minecraft: Education Edition, we explained what Minecraft: Education Edition is all about and why educators should use it in the classroom. We outlined some of the benefits that teachers who use Minecraft: Education Edition have found, namely:
1) Minecraft: Education Edition promotes engagement
2) Minecraft: Education Edition promotes collaboration
3) Minecraft: Education Edition promotes creative exploration
4) Minecraft: Education Edition promotes learner-centred outcomes
Today we look at some of the Minecraft: Education Edition terminology and some tips for educators.

Live Skype Lesson Event with Arctic Explorer Mark Wood

Recording of the live Skype session with Mark on 28th April

Minecraft Education Edition | How To Create Lesson Plans For Students

On this episode of the TechEducator Podcast we talk about how teachers can actually create real world lesson plans around Minecraft Education Edition.

Preparing for Mystery Skype with Centers

Our 3rd grade classrooms love to mystery Skype.  Have you tried it? In a mystery Skype, 2 classrooms connect with one another but don't say where they are from.  The two organizers of course know, but the students don't.  By asking a series of yes or no questions, students try to narrow down to a…

Math Lessons Using Minecraft - Show Your Work - Educents Blog

What better way to engage your children and students in math than to use a game that they already love - Minecraft! I believe 100 percent in making learning fun and connecting learning to the real world. OK – Minecraft isn’t the real world, but to many kids Minecraft is a big part of their world. So what do Minecraft and math have to do with each other? Well, there are many different ways that you can use Minecraft in your math lessons. Here are some examples to show you how I used Minecraft for math learning.

Student Created MineCraft Tutorials and Videos

This is a whole collection of tutorials and Videos created by the Game Design and Development Students at WAMS. Follow us on twitter (@gdwams & #gdwams) | See more about How to make an, Armors and Student.

Lessons | Minecraft: Education Edition

Discover new ways to use Minecraft: Education Edition. Get inspired with Minecraft lesson plans for all grades, including preschool and high school. Find lessons spanning primary, intermediate, and secondary school for use with your students.

Minecraft in Education: Finding Volume by Adding Layers (5th Grade Technology Integration) #kispride

Minecraft in Education: Finding Volume by Adding Layers (5th Grade Technology Integration). This intro video to volume contains a quick review on perimeter and area, as well as a short activity where students find the volume of a rectangular prism using layers.

Learning with Minecraft Encouraging Moms at Home

Welcome to 31 Days of Homeschooling with Minecraft. We have free printables and lots of ideas for learning – which we call Crafting Adventures. Start your day of learning with one of our crafting adventures and make today a fun day!

The Minecraft Glossary for Parents

Don't know your mods from your mobs? Impress your kids with your newfound Minecraft vocabulary. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.