Kids Who Love Minecraft Can Learn Real-World Engineering With This Toolbox


Young and old can get hands on with building as they play Minecraft.


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MATsolutions' insight:

Minecraft is a popular game among youths, allowing them to virtually build constructions out of cubes in "3D." As with many video games, there are concerns that Minecraft can cut into valuable time that could be used for education and learning. So how might we fix this?

A company called Piper is working to transform the way young people play the game by allowing them to design circuits using Minecraft and electricity. By adding this new element to the game, kids can effectively learn engineering while playing Minecraft, turning video game play into time of real learning.

What do you think about this new technology? Can the benefits outweigh the disadvantages of gaming?