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Minecraft and Language Learning
An ELT Sandbox presentation for the 7th Virtual Round Table Web
Conference, April 27th, 20...
What is Minecraft?
 One of the biggest
selling (indie) games of
all time
 A game about breaking
and placing blocks
 ‘Di...
How can Minecraft be useful for
(language) learning?
 It has no rules and
no limits
 Simplistic gameplay
appeals to YLs…...
Let me tell you a story…
Let my students tell you a
story…
Let my students tell you a
story…
Let my students tell you a
story…
Let my students tell you a
story…
Let my students tell you a
story…
Let my students tell you a
story…
The Treehouse Tour
Redeveloping Atakule
And there’s more….
 Information about
volcanoes
 Retelling a story
read in class
 Recreating and
designing structures
And there’s more….
 Facts about different
animals
 Showing the natural
world
 ‘How to…’ guides
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Breaking the Learning Blocks - Minecraft and Language Learning

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A session I presented at the 7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on April 26th, 2014.

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Breaking the Learning Blocks - Minecraft and Language Learning

  1. 1. Minecraft and Language Learning An ELT Sandbox presentation for the 7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference, April 27th, 2014
  2. 2. What is Minecraft?  One of the biggest selling (indie) games of all time  A game about breaking and placing blocks  ‘Digital Lego’  The ultimate open world sandbox game
  3. 3. How can Minecraft be useful for (language) learning?  It has no rules and no limits  Simplistic gameplay appeals to YLs…  …as does the opportunity for creativity  Online resources (YouTube videos, forums, guid es…) mostly in English.
  4. 4. Let me tell you a story…
  5. 5. Let my students tell you a story…
  6. 6. Let my students tell you a story…
  7. 7. Let my students tell you a story…
  8. 8. Let my students tell you a story…
  9. 9. Let my students tell you a story…
  10. 10. Let my students tell you a story…
  11. 11. The Treehouse Tour
  12. 12. Redeveloping Atakule
  13. 13. And there’s more….  Information about volcanoes  Retelling a story read in class  Recreating and designing structures
  14. 14. And there’s more….  Facts about different animals  Showing the natural world  ‘How to…’ guides
  15. 15. eltsandbox.weebly.com facebook.com/eltsandbox1 twitter.com/ELTSandbox eltsandbox1@gmail.com

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