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Minecraft Certified Teacher Academy Session 1 Reflection



  • Mike Call

    I loved reviewing the difference between gamification and game-based-learning.

  • Keith Hauser

    Game based learning using minecraft.  


    Classroom management with minecraft. 




  • Mia Bowles

    My biggest takeaway was refreshing my memory on the difference between gamification and game-based learning.

    I have a lot of questions about the coding portion of the course, but we'll get there! =)

  • Janet Marotte

    1. Minecraft is so applicable to anything we are teaching in the curriculum!

    2. How do you navigate worlds (yes, I'm illiterate :))

  • Linda Gardone

    It will be wonderful for a group project and with students on different learning levels.

  • Pam Mcmorris

    Excited to learn about Minecraft. My students beg for it.

  • Neal Anderson

    1.  That students can engage and use this for a full lesson and not just a reward.  So many opportunities in all content.

    2.  None at this time.

  • Daniel Phelps

    1. Loved the teams breakout for creating groups within minecraft build projects


    2. Can I use building tools like I can in java?

  • Anita Lee

    Biggest takeaway for me today is the fact that Minecraft can be educational. :)

    No question, I just don't want to get motionsickness playing Minecraft even if I switch the no bobble character to off.

    1. Loved meeting new people and being a part of this cohort!
    2. None :) Love how comprehensive it is!
  • John Figura

    Ideas for game based learning!


    Ways to do assessment and show learning!

  • Mark Henkels

    I loved this session! 

    I think my biggest takeaway was the refresher on the difference between gamification and game-based learning.  Great reminder.

  • Katelynn Dallman

    1. Biggest takeaway was the difference between game-based teaching and learning and gamification!

    2. No questions but I feel like I have a lot of exploring to do! First time minecrafter here!

  • Rebekah Ferguson

    My biggest take away was how much content delivery can be delivered through MineCraft!

    The question I have is about the steps to set up student accounts. Also, can students/teachers interact in a world together?

  • Cindy Hundley

    After the first module, I learned the difference between game-based learning and gamification, which is helpful and something I can share with the teachers in my building. I also feel like there is an endless supply of learning opportunities with Minecraft which is great for me as the school's library media specialist/tech teacher. 

    At this time, I don't have any questions, but I look forward to learning more over the next few weeks. :). Thanks!! :)

  • Darbi Harris

    My biggest takeaway is all of the opportunities for learning for science and social studies. I have seen how much engagement the students have with minecraft.

    Will we learn how to code, or what is the limit to our learning in this course?

  • Taylor Cotton

    Remembering that we need to establish routines for Minecraft, just like the physical classroom! :)

  • Sean Ward

    I loved the format of this course and the potential for building a community of learners.

    Good refresher of difference between game-based learning and gamification.

    No questions yet - looking forward to next week!



    I'm already feeling more comfortable with using Minecraft with my students thanks to the support of this group!  I teach an elementary STEM program, and the philosophy behind game-based learning is definitely inline with our approach to teaching students.  Still have lots and lots of much more to learn.

  • Benjamin TREASURE

    Using the breakout rooms, was good fun!

  • Nina Eidson

    I was feeling overwhelmed before I started tonight.  I feel better and I love the support through the community and knowing that there are resources already created to use.

  • James Noelck

    Excited to learn how to use Minecraft for reading or writing or math.

  • Miles Nance

    1- How useful Minecraft can be for PBL.

    2- None (right now anyway)

  • William L. Weaver

    Takeaway... THIS IS AWESOME!

    Questions: How to use EVERYTHING! =]

  • Mary Sapienza

    I can't wait to see what my students can teach me while I guide them on project based learning!

  • Heather Huff

    Learning more about engaging students and collaboration. Can't wait to learn more. 

  • Laura Haselton

    My biggest take-away was using game based learning and gamification to teach students how to learn from failing. I also learned the difference between game based play and gamification!


    I don't have any questions at this time!

  • Bambi Gibson

    I loved how fun incorporating inquiry is in Minecraft.

  • Devina Deloach
    1.  Trying to find ways to incorporate into my lesson
    2. No questions yet.
  • Natalia Toledo

    Thanks! GReat session! Excited to continue learning! 🖐😀


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