Short, Daniel. "Teaching Scientific Concepts Using A Virtual World - Minecraft." Teaching Science: The Journal Of The Australian Science Teachers Association 58.3 (2012): 55-58. Academic Search Premier. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.


This is a very good source for an unbiased, factual opinion on using Minecraft to help teach kids. There are several great examples of its use. One was people building interactive models of the human body to help kids learn in an immersive  environment. The article also talks about using the biomes the game features to teach about ecology and the earth. 


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