Is minecraft really educational?
I have a boy in P4.\r\n\r\nThe school allows him and his class friends to play minecraft as part of their education.\r\n\r\nI am not the most techical person and I've never played video games - my husband has played a bit when he was younger but he doesn't know about minecraft.\r\n\r\nI know the kids will need to learn IT skills and computers are an important part of the cariculum.\r\n\r\nBut yesterday I had the kids at a party in Lisburn Bowl and I saw that MInecraft was being played in the arcade area. I don't understand how it's educational if it's in an archade area! \r\n\r\nI'm not prudish on this stuff - I want my kids to have fun, but should an arcade game be in the class rooms? I will of course have a word with his teacher on the matter but I don't want to sound clueless! \r\n\r\nWhat is minecraft all about and how is it educational?