This episode of the Shifting Schools podcast, sponsored by Daigon Esports, welcomes Mashfiq Ahmed, a high school chemistry teacher and avid Minecraft enthusiast. Ahmed discusses how he utilizes the game during his classes to cultivate community, promote inclusivity, and captivate learners.
According to Ahmed, Minecraft stands out as a potent educational tool due to its accessibility, inclusiveness, and sustainability. The game is playable across various devices and offers a cost-effective entry point. Moreover, it proves versatile in teaching an array of subjects, ranging from science and math to history. Ahmed also discusses some of the challenges using Minecraft in the classroom and how to circumvent them.
If you are interested in learning more about how to use Minecraft in the classroom, or if you
are just curious to hear from an educator who is using it in innovative ways, this episode is for you.