Trying to increase the educational value of Minecraft through open-ended questions.

I’m not totally convinced about the educational value of minecraft, but my children are pretty obsessed with it. Even limiting their computer time doesn’t prevent them from spending all their extra time talking about the game, comparing notes on how to build the best mob spawners or toilets for the computer game characters that have no useĀ of them. I find that if I’m going to have conversations with them these days, I need to come up with some ways to tie it in with minecraft. Here are a few of my ideas and a bit about how some of them Continue reading