Rising Stars launches 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-building skills

Launching Switched on Minecraft

Publishing in Spring 2016, Switched on Minecraft is a complete guide to using Minecraft in the classroom. Through step-by-step guidance and supporting 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

Sound good? Why not download a free sample activity pack which includes some helpful set up guidance, as well as a sample activtiy 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? 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, 4:30 - 5:00
  • Tracy Broadbent: Using Minecraft as a cross-curricular tool to teach English and maths Friday, 11:15 - 11:45


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