Opaheke School in the media

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Opaheke School is now geared up with microphones, speakers and control panels as kids blast music and deliver live broadcasts.

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One of the most popular video games of all time is helping students combine innovation and education.

Opaheke School is one of 400 around the world taking part in the Microsoft Showcase School digital learning initiative.

The project was launched by the technology giant to prepare students for the workplace using up-to-date resources, mobile and online tools.

Students at the school are now using the computer game Minecraft to assist with learning in different subjects as part of the project.

The game, which has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide, requires students to build their own worlds using 3D objects and materials.

The school’s new digital learning hub, which opened last year, was designed through the ideas students came up with through the game.

It’s also being used for literacy and science subjects where students create the worlds they are learning about.

Associate principal and programme leader Nikkie Laing says digital education is helping teachers and students explore new ideas.

Minecraft is helping students “visualise ideas in a more constructive way” and it’s more than just entertainment, she says.

“It’s pretty obvious they are learning and not time wasting… it’s purposeful and productive. It’s another hook for us teachers and the students can work and create together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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