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Why Minecraft?

Why is Minecraft the best selling video game of all time? What power does it hold for education? Find out this and more from Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs. Try out our free lesson kits at phygitallabs.com/lessons.

Minecraft: Education Edition

What’s the difference between the Minecraft you play on your Xbox, iPad, or PC and the version you access for student learning? Hear the important different features from Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs. Join our Facebook group for more information.

Minecraft in the Classroom

Teachers the world over use Minecraft for learning. This video with Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, gives a quick overview of the many applications of building in the game with examples from around the world. Follow @PhygitalLabs on Twitter for more sharing.

Social Emotional Learning through Minecraft

The latest research in student achievement shows that social-emotional learning is critically important for happiness and success. Watch as Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, guide you through a quick tour of SEL in Minecraft. Check out our free SEL lesson, Colors of Emotion, on our website: phygitallabs.com/lessons.

Minecraft Tips and Tricks

There are so many tips and tricks to using Minecraft with students that we almost didn’t know where to start! Let Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, guide you through just a few starting points. Then join our Facebook group to learn more!

Minecraft in Math

From fractions to geometry, Minecraft is a place where students can use virtual manipulatives to practice and showcase their understanding of mathematical concepts. See examples and hear stories from the classroom from Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs. Try out our Break In! Mathpocalypse world to use a math example with your students: available at phygitallabs.com/lessons.

Minecraft in Science

Building cells, experimenting with chemical compounds, and understanding forces are just a few of the ways Minecraft can be used in the science classroom. Join Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, for a quick tour of the possibilities in the world of science.

Minecraft in Language Arts

Literacy is built into any Minecraft lesson with tools like book and quill, signs, and portfolio. Watch as Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, give additional insight into the literacy classroom using Minecraft with students. Check out our Storytime Settings world for a literacy lesson example for the primary audience at phygitallabs.com/lessons.

Minecraft in Social Studies

There are so many applications for history, geography, economics, and more in Minecraft that we had to cut this video short! Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, have built numerous lessons and worlds to align with social studies standards in regions around the globe. Access our lesson kits for social studies at phygitallabs.com/lessons.

Minecraft and PBL

Project-based, passion-based, and problem-based learning experiences all have a place in Minecraft: Education Edition as students open an infinite creation to showcase their thinking. Design thinking models and modern classroom practices shine inside a world with endless possibilities! Join Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, as they describe PBL in the Minecraft classroom. Then consider our Executive Function Classroom world and lesson kit for students who need additional support: phygitallabs.com/lessons.

Minecraft & Coding

Computational thinking is pushed to the limit as Minecraft: Education Edition integrates MakeCode, Tynker, and Python into its platform to allow students to code their Agent to engage in the game. Stephen Reid and Becky Keene, directors at Phygital Labs, give clear examples of the possibilities of coding inside the game. Many of our lesson kits include examples of coding as well. Try Storytime Code to get started! Download from phygitallabs.com/lessons.