How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED
Also teaches kids to fear being out at night without a sword.
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It’s considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it’s a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from what…