Rewriting the playbook for learning: Mimi Ito on Minecraft 

by ParentCo. June 08, 2015

Mimi Ito, cultural anthropologist and leading expert on online education explains why Minecraft elevates the conversation on learning through video games.
Together these four dimensions of Minecraft make my progressive digital educator heart go pitter patter. My career is devoted to seeking out ways to mobilize digital technology and networks for learning that empowers kids to be problem solvers, creators, and civically engaged. Minecraft is game changing in my corner of educational reform and the movement for connected learning.
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