Building Planning with Minecraft - Creative Mode
In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Minecraft activities to improve their planning skills.
Today’s Activity: Creative Mode
For this planning session we will be switching it up! While we are still sticking to the theme of building and planning we allow your children to use Minecraft’s Creative Mode. In Creative Mode your child can fly, have unlimited resources and push their creativity to the max!
For this session we will be giving your child a lot more freedom, create whatever they want, with whatever they want, however they want! Before they start building we will ask for a full idea, how they plan to approach it and how they will use their previous builds to improve their strategy for this one! Followed by creation time!
Just like our previous builds once completed we will group up and reflect. This time we will be pushing the kids to run the show a bit more and use their communication skills as well. We will give each child a couple minutes to explain what they built and what their plan was along the way, then follow it by asking everyone else’s thoughts. What do they like about each others creations? How would they have done it differently?
Lastly we will wrap up with a conclusion conversation about what they’ve learned over the last three sessions. We will discuss planning and how just taking a little time to think ahead can help them in school, with activities and almost everything they take part in
For more information about Planning, visit the Planning Page at LearningWorks for Kids.
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The LW4K method to using video games as teaching tools relies on strategic teaching principles and our approach of “Detect, Reflect, and Connect.” The purpose of the Detect, Reflect, and Connect steps is to mold the child into an active learner who becomes aware of, engaged in, and contemplative of what she is learning. These steps can enhance motivation and concentration. They also assist in extending learning beyond a particular game or technology and connecting it to the real world.