Building Communication and Team Work Skills in Minecraft

Minecraft-Homeschool

My kids love to share what they have created on Minecraft. They love to talk about what they are working on, get their sister’s opinion, and help each other with new and challenging projects.

To wrap up my 10 Days of Learning with Minecraft Series, I’d like to talk about the social and collaborative learning features of Minecraft.  The game allows players to play in single-player or multiplayer mode. Multiplayer mode opens up a whole new set of learning experiences.

Entering a multiplayer game allows players to:

  • Build collaboratively
  • Go on adventures as a team
  • Build a town or city
  • Trade resources
  • Hang out, chat and explore together
  • Duel with other players

Your child could join a public server, start and maintain their own (technology project!) or find a server maintained by a friend or fellow homeschooled student.

By playing in this mode, your child will communicate with others through text (or sometimes voice), learn to work with others to reach a common goal and socialize with other kids who share their passion for the game!

If you are looking for a place for your child to meet new friends through Minecraft, ask around in your homeschooling support group or look online for Minecraft servers maintained by other homeschoolers.

Here are a few links to help you find a homeschool friendly group server:

Do you have any additional ideas to share? Tell me in the comments!

This post is a part of the iHomeschool October Hopscotch. Browse more great posts on a variety of topics (click on the image below):

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About Amy Landisman

Professional freelance writer. Homeschool mom of three girls. Introvert and rebel. Life learner. Coffee addict.

  • Emily (OhBoyMom)

    This was great information! Not only do I understand more about Minecraft, but now I have some options for my son to safely socialize online while he’s being home schooled this year.

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