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12 Surprising Things Your Child Can Learn from Minecraft

12 Surprising Things Your Child Can Learn from Minecraft
Video gaming has been seen by some detractors as a passive, mind-numbing activity that has an adverse effect on children’s social development. In fact, research indicates the exact opposite. There are a number of benefits to playing video games, including cognitive development, motor skill development, and creative problem solving. In particular, games like Minecraft have been shown to affect cognitive skills in a variety of positive ways, and is now being used in schools across the globe for its surprising educational benefits. With this infographic we explore 12 Surprising Things Your Child Can Learn From Minecraft, and in doing so, unlock some of the most important reasons why the game is considered the greatest educational game of its generation. Please include attribution to with this graphic. Links for 12 Surprising Things that Your Child Can Learn from Minecraft Are there any other academic concepts or learning lessons that kids can learn from playing Minecraft?

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Designing a Game Based Curriculum in Minecraft Infographic Gamification Infographics Designing a Game Based Curriculum in Minecraft Infographic Designing a Game Based Curriculum in Minecraft Infographic One of the most challenging aspects for any new Minecraft teacher will of course be learning to design their lessons in a way that captivates their students, develops skills, and harnesses the full power of a game that their students are likely already experts in. The Designing a Game Based Curriculum in Minecraft Infographic will help you maximize the success of your Educational Minecraft lessons. 1.

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