The ninth graders in Matt Fuchs’ English class at Propel Braddock Hills High School are furiously hunched over their computers. In the front of the class, an image is projected on a large screen. At closer view, it looks like they’re playing video games. Yes, that’s exactly what they are doing – and on class time. What’s going on here?
Is there a way to address standards and use game based learning to engage students? Propel Braddock Hills, a charter high school in the Pittsburgh area, is using Minecraft and other video game opportunities as part of their curriculum.