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Teaching with Minecraft

The Education Edition of Minecraft has turned the hugely popular game into an effective, engaging and freely available learning platform. A number of MIE Expert teachers use this tool in their classrooms. Below we hear from four teachers who have built this tool into their learning programmes.

2020/21 MIE Experts chosen

A total of 98 New Zealand Educators have been selected as 2020/21 Microsoft Innovation Education Experts (MIE Experts).

Spread from around New Zealand, the new group includes new teachers and a number of ‘old hands’ that have been MIE Experts before.

The group consists of a mix of primary and secondary teachers who connect regularly online to share, discover and learn.

The MIE Expert programme is part of a global community of educators passionate about using technology to improve student outcomes. Around the world there is nearly 20,000 new and returning educators to the 2020-2021 class of MIE Experts.

Two new teachers are Richard Watson (PE Teacher) and Mat Syng (Chemistry), both coming from Aquinas College. Both are excited about what being included in the programme for 2020/21. Both are looking forward to learning more about the variety of ICT tools available and connecting with like minded educators around New Zealand.