How Minecraft Teaches Reading, Writing and Problem Solving

http://askatechteacher.com/2014/04/16/how-minecraft-teaches-the-three-rs/

Image credit: Paulo OrdovezaLast month, Scientific American declared “…“not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging.” A nod from a top science magazine to the game many parents wish their kids had never heard of. This, following Common Sense Media’s seal of approval.  On the surface, it’s not so surprising. Something like 80% of five-to-eight year-olds play games and 97% of teens. Early simulations likeReader Rabbit are still used in classrooms to drill

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