Feraille Cowan, Dianna Pratt and I worked on helping a group of her then grade 9s to design and build a collection of world monuments using Minecraft and Minecraft VR. The ‘Da Vinci Project’ is a design thinking task that required students to collaborate on creating something based around one of the sciences. The particular example was focussed on engineering and involved the students selecting various monuments and buildings from world architecture and then re-imagining them in Minecraft and Minecraft VR. Minecraft VR itself has many other possible uses within Middle and Elementary School, much as regular Minecraft is being explored/deployed as a teaching and learning tool by educators around the world.
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