Ask Kids to Design Their Learning Space

Challenge: Think about the things you are asked to DO as a student. Then, think about the kinds of SPACES that would support that work. Finally, in your working group, BUILD the ideal learning space in Minecraft.

Study area with group and individual tables

Rooftop greenhouse with local plants and flowers

I asked my students to build together synchronously on the server. These students have a Skype connection going so they can talk as they work.

Solar panels on the roof of this space

Where: I set up a separate Minecraft world and linked it to our normal World using the Multiverse plug-in. Each group of students has their own little island to build on in Creative mode. They were given documents that the School developed, 14 design principles guiding the development of a real building on campus.

© Douglas Kiang 2017