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Using Minecraft for Assessment

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Started by Andrew de Wit 04 Sep 2013 9:54pm () Replies (9)

I am currently using Minecraft as an assesment tool in maths, getting my students to "tell me everything they know about fractions, decimals and ratios. Well! the focus, problem solving, sharing ideas has been amazing!! Not as quick to complete and is going to be a little different marking and recording against NS but incredibly rich maths and..

Has anyone else done this and have suggestions to guide, mark etc.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Andrew de wit

Mangaroa

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  • Kassey Downard (View all users posts) 05 Sep 2013 8:11am ()

    This sounds awesome!

    How did you set this lesson up? Did you have a criteria co-constructed with the class or one of your own? I would love to hear more about this, I am using it in reading and writing at the moment but haven't been game enough to try it in maths. 

  • Kassey Downard (View all users posts) 18 Sep 2013 9:27am ()

    Hey Justin, 

    Awesome so here someone else is inspired!

    I started by having my students come up with a goal, in my class it was to just show off something they could do. This allowed for a lot of tuakana-teina. A lot of my class had already used Minecraft and were very confident and capable. They then supported my students that hadn't used it before. At the end of the session we looked at the pros and cons and discussed the educational value. From this my class and I were able to decide when we could use it.

    You can check out the whole process on my blog - http://missdownard.blogspot.com/

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