On May 10, 2019, students of MYP were invited for a summit at Microsoft office. The objective of the Summit was to provide an opportunity to students, to experience state of art teaching and learning technologies using Office 365 tools. It also elaborated the idea of working collaboratively to get a hands-on with Minecraft Education Edition to learn, play and craft. The concept of futuristic technologies was shared by key speaker Ms. Meenakshi who elaborated the change and demonstrated the excellence in practice.
Further to this, the children were introduced with the idea of education edition of the gaming while being familiarized the tools of Minecraft. Students were challenged with various tasks and many presented wonderful products and ideas. One such striking idea was presented by a pair of girls who created a rollercoaster out of wooden blocks, red stone rails, levers and normal rails. While another group reinvented the architecture of a famous building. It was a pleasure to see all the students actively participating and completely involved in showcasing their creativity via games.
To conclude the workshop was a complete success and we can affirm that an edition like Minecraft is great, not only in understanding and building architecture but also for subjects such as Design and Math, where one can build the design project, and display math equations with ease. We truly believe that it's time for everyone to learn with a sense of play!