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Martin Burrett

Minecraft - 137 views

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    Minecraft is an award winning building game and something of an educational phenomenon. It's an addictive game where players build a 3D landscape by adding and destroying blocks. Play this free java version to get your class creating and imagining. No registration required. Play the multi-player version at http://www.Minecraft.net/classic/list, but a free registration is needed to play as a team. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
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    I have tried before and tried again the morning, but I cannot figure out how to get the free version, only the paid one. Suggestions?
Tony Bollino

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED - 45 views

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      Yep!  The kids do this at home.
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    Article with some research on the benefits of reading and minecraft.  Students seek information at higher reading levels to learn minecraft.
Roland Gesthuizen

Educational building blocks: how Minecraft is used in classrooms - 85 views

  • Levin actually views these negative behaviors as a positive aspect of the lesson, and will often stop the game to address these concerns. He sees it as a way to help shape the way his students behave in an online environment, showing them the importance of acting in a responsible and considerate manner.
  • Class begins with the students away from the game, as Levin explains the goals for the day. Then they go to work, often in pre-built worlds created by Levin which feature specific tasks to accomplish or puzzles to solve. But they always need to work together.
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    "With its open-ended nature and robust creation tools, Minecraft has been used to create some amazing things. And as one teacher learned, those very same elements that make the game so compelling also make it a great educational tool.
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    Using Minecraft to solve problems as a class and learn how to work together.
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    Some good learning angles with this multiplayer Hamelin. Have used it myself :-)
BalancEd Tech

BalancEdTech - Thinking Space - Minecraft - 83 views

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    Minecraft is a computer game world made of building blocks where students mine resources from the environment, create their own resources, build shelters, and much more.
psmiley

Camp Minecraft: How educators use the block-building game to inspire kids to code | GamesBeat - 2 views

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    Minecraft and career exploration
C CC

Feature: How One School Turned Minecraft into STEAM - 38 views

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    A primary school in England used Minecraft for a whole school, cross-curriculum project. Inspiring stuff.
C CC

The Increasing Potential of Minecraft in Education | UKEdChat.com - Supporting the #UKEdChat Education Community - 46 views

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    Research realising the potential of 3D printing and Minecraft
Josephine Dorado

Welcome to Massively Minecraft « - 76 views

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    Massively Minecraft: a professional community of educators preparing to explore a new game suitable for children as young as 4 years of age, yet expansible enough to still stir the imagination and interaction of late teens and adults.
Roland Gesthuizen

Minecraft-1001 Uses for Minecraft in Schools » Virtually School - 62 views

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    "OK, it's not really 1001.  Yet."
Matt Renwick

Minecraft Will Eat Your School - 63 views

  • GeekDad: What is the magic that Minecraft adds to a classroom that any other collaborative game might not? Mikael: In a single word, engagement.
  • What schools miss is the chance for reflection to make that learning more explicit
  • Whatever schools decide to do, games will continue teaching the players.
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    "Whatever schools decide to do, games will continue teaching the players. What schools miss is the chance for reflections to make that learning more explicit."
jojomitty

Microsoft Buys Edu Edition of Minecraft Releases OneNote Classroom Tool -- THE Journal - 24 views

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      Mentoring would be wonderful for those of us who are not familiar with the workings of Minecraft but would like to use it in class.
  • free trial version
  • Minecraft transcends the differences in teaching and learning styles and education systems around the world. It's an open space where people can come together and build a lesson around nearly anything."
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      Technology = equalizer for students
  • make sure no student ever got behind in their education because of difficulties with reading... We wanted to make sure that was as little a barrier as possible, so they can focus on what they're learning."
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      This is a huge bonus for ELL students!
Bob Rowan

Minecraftedu - 2 views

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    Educational site for Minecraft game, includes information about educational pricing and ideas for use in school
Peter Beens

PIPEDREAMS - Due Diligence and Social Media, Gaming and 21st Century Learning. Will education Institutions be held accountable? - 51 views

  • Make Social Media and Blended Learning Strategies as much a priority as traditional literacies.
  • insist that all teachers have a solid understanding of the tools, strategies, and pedagogies so that we can help kids navigate in these online social environments
  • how many educators are encouraged to teach with it, without fully understanding the tool itself, or grasping the research behind its use, or acknowledging the implications of its use (including safety)
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  • where does the responsibility lay on education organizations to guide kids in an environment (even facebook, youtube, twitter, gaming)where they are spending so much time?
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    I gasped. "What about Ethics? Character? Kindness?", I wonder. I continue to wonder (now with my TEACHER LENS),  "I've never heard of a school based PD about Minecraft servers, or world bucket". Come to think of it, I've never heard of a mandatory in-service, PD session about any social gaming , or media tool or strategy. 
Matt Renwick

Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset? - 38 views

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    "Our students have shown an amazing ability to sustain focus"
Jessica Hallonqvist

Minecraft sold for £1.5 billion | News | First News - 29 views

psmiley

Learning With Minecraft | Education | Learnist - 76 views

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