Beginner's Guide to Minecraft in the Classroom

Introducing Minecraft to curious educators and guiding them through the initial stages of planned integration into pedagogy.
Target Audience
This product is for all teachers in all disciplines

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This course has been designed to introduce you to Minecraft and the various ways in which it can be implemented into an educational space. Expert educational guidance is given to help you with your conceptual ideas on builds which deal with different subject matter as well as guidance towards you exploring and developing your own diversified resources.


This product is for all teachers in all disciplines

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Most TTA online courses are available with an Online Subscription. For a little more than the price of one course, you can gain up to 20 PD hours per year. Learn more HERE.

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours.

Due to the nature of the course subject, participants working at their own pace, through online support, is advised.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


Start Date Location Availability Price    
21/08/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now
06/11/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now


Module 1 - What is Minecraft?

1 hour

- This module is designed to acquaint educators with what Minecraft actually is, its history and the various versions that they have access to.
- Participants will be asked to share their current experiences with Minecraft and how they came to be aware of the software.

Module 2 - How do I 'play' Minecraft?

1 hour

- Participants are given a range of activities that will guide them through the functions of the game and allow them to begin building Minecraft construction skills
- Participants will be tasked with completing a number of set activities in order to help develop their skills within the game

Module 3 - Getting those skills

1 hour

- Participants will be provided examples of support software that can be used to help facilitate the use of Minecraft in a classroom including presentation software and online support
- Participants will be tasked with filming/creating a tutorial for their students explaining an aspect of the game

Module 4 - Planning your first classroom experience

2 hours

- Participants will explore the use of Minecraft as a tool in the classroom and how to facilitate its use with students
- Participants will be tasked with the creation of a lesson plan/s that involve the integration and utilisation of Minecraft

Module 5 - Where to next?

1 hour

- Participants are exposed to areas of further exploration through Minecraft
- Participants will be asked to choose from a set number of tasks that will require them to explore the use of Minecraft through further, diverse means

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About the team

Anthony McDonald


I have been a High School teacher for the last 10 years, specialising in English and HSIE as well as integrating computers and technology into the classroom in new and innovative ways. I am interested in utilising new knowledge and techniques that maximise student engagement and expands student skills for an ever growing and complex world.

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For $299 + GST Online Subscription holders can access up to 20 PD hours per year.

Launch Offer – Buy 3 Online Subscriptions get one free*

If your school purchases Online Subscriptions for 3 teachers, another comes free. Offer ends August 18, 2017

Note - Upon purchase of your Online Subscription TTA will send you instructions to get you on your way. Please read these instructions carefully before enrolling into your first course.

Terms and Conditions:

The Online Subscription entitles the subscription holder to enrol into online courses found listed on the web page The Online Subscription cannot be transferred to anyone other than the registered subscriber. Once paid, the fees for the Online Subscription are non refundable. Within each 12 month period, the maximum PD hours allowable with the Online Subscription is 20. If a subscription holder wants to extend beyond 20 PD hours, they should contact TTA to discuss. The Online Subscription is only valid for online courses and is not valid for face to face courses. The Online Subscription will renew automatically after 12 months unless cancelled prior. * Each Online Subscription must be assigned to one person, and cannot be transferred. Each of the Online Subscriptions will renew automatically after 12 months unless cancelled prior.