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Writers of Worlds | National Writing Project's Christina Cantrill & Jo Dillon Minecraft: Education Edition

    • Education

On today’s show… There is, within Minecraft, an incredible opportunity to build an immersive world and bring it to life with animals, plants and trees and even NPC’s with dialogue. I would challenge every educator out there to think big. Imagine the worlds you would want to build for your students, and then go and do it. I have little doubt Minecraft will help your vision come alive.




National Writing Project Website: https://www.nwp.org/Christina Cantrill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeecantrillJoe Dillon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onewheeljoe
Join the National Writing Project's Newsletter: https://nwp.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=74fb19be0914ed81636ed0372&id=9f9bf35629NWP's Educator Innovator Initiative: https://educatorinnovator.org/NPC’s, Signs, Boards, Posters, the Book and Quill, and Camera - these are just some of the amazing tools built right into Minecraft. There are dozens of resources available on the Minecraft Education Edition website to help you get started telling amazing stories and building immersive worlds. Visit education.minecraft.net today to learn more.


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.




There is, within Minecraft, an incredible opportunity to build an immersive world and bring it to life with animals, plants and trees and even NPC’s with diologue. I would challenge every educator out there to think big. Imagine the worlds you would want to build for your students, and then go and do it. I have little doubt Minecraft will help your vision come alive.

On today’s show… There is, within Minecraft, an incredible opportunity to build an immersive world and bring it to life with animals, plants and trees and even NPC’s with dialogue. I would challenge every educator out there to think big. Imagine the worlds you would want to build for your students, and then go and do it. I have little doubt Minecraft will help your vision come alive.




National Writing Project Website: https://www.nwp.org/Christina Cantrill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeecantrillJoe Dillon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onewheeljoe
Join the National Writing Project's Newsletter: https://nwp.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=74fb19be0914ed81636ed0372&id=9f9bf35629NWP's Educator Innovator Initiative: https://educatorinnovator.org/NPC’s, Signs, Boards, Posters, the Book and Quill, and Camera - these are just some of the amazing tools built right into Minecraft. There are dozens of resources available on the Minecraft Education Edition website to help you get started telling amazing stories and building immersive worlds. Visit education.minecraft.net today to learn more.


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.




There is, within Minecraft, an incredible opportunity to build an immersive world and bring it to life with animals, plants and trees and even NPC’s with diologue. I would challenge every educator out there to think big. Imagine the worlds you would want to build for your students, and then go and do it. I have little doubt Minecraft will help your vision come alive.

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