Summer project: Teaching with Minecraft

Via Edudemic

One of the reasons this last grade seven cohort were glued so much to their iPads (besides the novelty, the social media and their sheer youthful obsessive nature, of course) was a little game called minecraft, which in a nutshell, is like virtual lego but with a lot more bells and whistles.

But is it inherently bad? Is it just a distraction or does it have some educational value?  Does this hyper-caffeinated dude (he makes John Green look like a turtle on lithium) have a case?

Hmmm. I leave you for the summer with this large question…