43 min

Building Great Lessons | Ben Spieldenner & Trish Cloud Minecraft: Education Edition

    • Education

On this episode of the Minecraft Education Edition podcast we’re talking lessons! We’ll talk to two amazing educators and get their best advice on how to build great lessons. We’ll also share some resources so you can get started yourself. Our guest(s) this week are Ben Spieldenner and Trish Cloud.




Ben Spieldenner

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenSpieldenner

Website: https://www.crosspond.net/

Trish Cloud

Twitter: https://twitter.com/trishcloud


Check out the Minecraft Library in the game and on the web at aka.ms/minecraftlibraryYou Can Create Lessons In Minecraft: Education Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uuJxSjmiaoThere's even a lesson about how to create a Minecraft lesson, created by a member of the teacher community: https://education.minecraft.net/lessons/teacher-training-basic/


Join the Minecraft Education Challenge! This virtual build challenge invites students around the world to learn about issues related to sustainability and inclusion, then design solutions with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Create your own prompt that invites students to address a local issue impacting your school, community or region. This could be something like designing a more accessible version of your classroom in Minecraft. Think about people with different learning styles and disabilities, so the space is a safe and inspiring environment for everyone to be healthy. 

Or build a more sustainable version of your school in Minecraft. Consider a holistic definition of sustainability, which may involve rethinking energy systems, recycling, transportation, and how nature plays a role.

Share progress and stories of your Challenge experience via Twitter and Facebook, and tag us using our Twitter handle @PlayCraftLearn and the hashtag #MinecraftChallenge, and then post your results on the Minecraft Challenge Flipgrid page.

On this episode of the Minecraft Education Edition podcast we’re talking lessons! We’ll talk to two amazing educators and get their best advice on how to build great lessons. We’ll also share some resources so you can get started yourself. Our guest(s) this week are Ben Spieldenner and Trish Cloud.




Ben Spieldenner

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenSpieldenner

Website: https://www.crosspond.net/

Trish Cloud

Twitter: https://twitter.com/trishcloud


Check out the Minecraft Library in the game and on the web at aka.ms/minecraftlibraryYou Can Create Lessons In Minecraft: Education Edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uuJxSjmiaoThere's even a lesson about how to create a Minecraft lesson, created by a member of the teacher community: https://education.minecraft.net/lessons/teacher-training-basic/


Join the Minecraft Education Challenge! This virtual build challenge invites students around the world to learn about issues related to sustainability and inclusion, then design solutions with Minecraft: Education Edition.

Create your own prompt that invites students to address a local issue impacting your school, community or region. This could be something like designing a more accessible version of your classroom in Minecraft. Think about people with different learning styles and disabilities, so the space is a safe and inspiring environment for everyone to be healthy. 

Or build a more sustainable version of your school in Minecraft. Consider a holistic definition of sustainability, which may involve rethinking energy systems, recycling, transportation, and how nature plays a role.

Share progress and stories of your Challenge experience via Twitter and Facebook, and tag us using our Twitter handle @PlayCraftLearn and the hashtag #MinecraftChallenge, and then post your results on the Minecraft Challenge Flipgrid page.

43 min

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