Improve attendance with Minecraft?

CreeperMuch has been written about how Minecraft can be used in teaching. But one Alaska teacher recently noticed another benefit: improving attendance. Cindy Duncan decided to take that observation and put it to the test. She organized a “Morning Craft” program where students could come in before school and work with and use Minecraft. She structured her program to reward students and also have it be more than computer-play-time before school. Her article on EdSurge details the program but a few things stand out:

  • Duncan made sure Morning Craft had a purpose.
  • She opened her classroom to parents and other observers.
  • She thought outside the box addressing attendance with technology.

Read the whole article now for more details on the Morning Craft program and how Duncan got started.

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