Minecraft doesn’t have to be the basis of an entire class, but it still opens possibilities for creatively teaching. For no extra cost it is very simple to record Minecraft yourself and incorporate it into a normal lesson plan.
For the video below we used both the education and java editions of Minecraft to create the footage, and Aidan used Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) to record the games and edited it with DaVinci Resolve. Narration was also recorded in Audacity, another free software. These programs are free to use, easy to set up, and user friendly. They also have huge libraries on how to use them, also free. The music in this video was obtained through YouTube’s free audio library, a resource of royalty free music that only requires a YouTube/Google account to access.
Videos like this can be used in place of lectures, or could be used as assignments in place of papers or exams. Most of the work done on the video below was done by Aidan, with some assistance from Shane and Aidan’s brother. Videos like this can also be done collaboratively, for a group project that’s more fun for younger students than making a PowerPoint.