Introducing Switched on Minecraft!

Played by over 100 million users worldwide and loved by children across the UK, Minecraft provides teachers with an open-ended educational tool that can be used to engage children and enhance learning across all subjects.

Minecraft can help to:

  • develop problem-solving and reasoning skills
  • encourage critical thinking 
  • promote collaboration and team work

Publishing in Spring 2016, Switched on Minecraft is a complete guide to using Minecraft in the classroom. Through step-by-step guidance and walk-through videos, it will demystify the exciting world of Minecraft, enabling all children to explore the new curriculum through engaging Minecraft-based activities.

Free sample activity pack

Can’t wait to get your hands on it? You can download a free sample activity pack now, which includes helpful set-up guidance, as well as a sample activity from Key Stage 2 that you can try out in the classroom.

Download your free sample activity pack.

Switched on Minecraft at Bett

Are you heading to the Bett show this week at Excel, London? Make sure you pop along to stand C116 to pick up your free Switched on Minecraft sample. You can also hear from the authors at these two Learn Live seminars taking place:

  • Ray Chambers: Using Minecraft to engage learners Thursday 21st January, 4:30 - 5:00

  • Tracy Broadbent: Using Minecraft as a cross-curricular tool to teach English and maths Friday 22nd January, 11:15 - 11:45


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