At callaghancollegewallsendcampus we are on a trial for Minecraft for Education. So far so good. We have been working on improvements from last year and have started to implement a 'Minecraft License' (like a pen license in primary schools) based on good digital citizenship. We are using Canvas as our base platform for all student training and they have to complete a one hour digital citizenship course on lynda.com (which is directly linked in Canvas for all students and staff), upload their certificate as proof to get a badge to move into the Minecraft side of learning. Last year the students were very happy to move through their Canvas lessons and complete their Minecraft tasks. The engagement level was much greater than previous units of work with no Minecraft. Hopefully, in the future, we can add more badges to tasks and create better rubrics to service the new syllabuses, literacy/numeracy progressions and national competencies.
Here is a brief presentation we have done on the basis of our journey. This is just the slideshow, no notes, but you might get the idea.