May 03, 2014

Minecraft Is Shaping A Generation, And That Is A Good Thing

Encourage a videogame? With a screen?  As Nick Bilton wrote in a New York Times article urging parents to calm down about Minecraft, a Stockholm school has made Minecraft a requirement for its 13-year-old students because it helped them learn to plan. With millions of users, this wildly popular game mostly involves a world in which you manipulate really really big Lego-like objects. The game requires that you build shelters and tools to fend off zombies and other predators who come out at night. This game have an enormous learning, motivation and creativity benefits. So let’s start playing.