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Go Forth and Build!

 

We ran a Minecraft Edu server and a Craftbukkit server for an elective class consisting of seven 8th graders two years ago.  Students completed their first projects which can be seen on Manor Challenge page.  Two teams of two players completed Social Studies projects on Civil War Battlefield and their projects can be downloaded here.  You can see the student tour videos here

 

To learn more about the game and read tutorials on how to play:

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki

http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Tutorials

 

Great kid-friendly YouTube Minecraft Tutorial videos:

Minecraft Dad (Paul Soares, Jr.): http://www.youtube.com/user/paulsoaresjr

Bob Mills-"Minecraft Short and Sweet" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy_hDFE6218

 

Great kid-friendly Server List:

http://www.brightpips.com/11-family-friendly-minecraft-servers-where-your-kid-can-play-safely-online/

 

To learn more about Minecraft in schools or Minecraft in general, check out these websites:

Distruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/minecraft-an-obsession-and-an-educational-tool/?hpw&_r=0

Creating is Learning: Building skills and knowledge through Minecraft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFuULAE6RfU

Minecraft in School Wiki:  http://minecraftinschool.pbworks.com/w/page/37244189/FrontPage

The Minecraft Teacher: http://minecraftteacher.net/

Morrow Minecraft: http://morrowcraft.wikispaces.com/

MinecraftEdu Elfie Blog site: http://minecrafteduelfie.blogspot.com/

EduElfie YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EduElfie

Computer Games in Education (Computerspil i undervisningen): http://uvspil.blogspot.com 

TESL-EJ Minecraft in the ESL classroom: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume15/ej60/ej60m1/

G.A.M.E.: http://g.a.m.e.shivtr.com/pages/minecraft

Article: Goal Mining by Andrew McMillen: http://www.couriermail.com.au/extras/qweekend/fff/features/pdfs/343.pdf

Bob Kahn's Middle School Minecraft: http://www.middleschoolminecraft.com/author/bkahn/

Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | Idea Channel | PBS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RI0BN5AWOe8

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-05-26-how-minecraft-and-duct-tape-wallets-prepare-our-kids-for-jobs-that-don-t-exist-yet 

Central Springs history class uses 'Minecraft' to plot 'war: http://globegazette.com/central-springs-history-class-uses-minecraft-to-plot-war/article_e8ca2a9e-9a1b-5a76-b8c3-85ea86d9651c.html

Students use Minecraft to hone Math Skills: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/20170105/students-use-minecraft-to-hone-math-skills 

 

To learn about video gaming in Education, check out these links:

 

Big Thinkers: Katie Salen on Learning with Games -Video

Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment - Video

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool - Article

Big Thinkers: James Paul Gee on Grading with Games - Video

Why play a MMOG in school? - Article

Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked - PBS Article

Games for Learning Institute - Pursuing the art and science of designing educational games...

How Might Video Games be Good for Us? -Article

Infographic-How Video Games are Changing Education

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Games in Learning

 

Schools with Game-based learning:

http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/quest-to-learn/

http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/quest-schools/cics-chicagoquest/

 

Link to more videos and articles Video Gaming and Learning

50 Awesome Videos for Gaming Teachers

 

Support Site for MinecraftEdu:

http://minecraftedu.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

 

Books on Topics of Gaming:

Marc Prensky - "Digital Game-Based Learning." "Don't Bother Me Mom--I'm Learning," "Teaching Digital Natives," and "From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom"-  http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/

Jane McGonigal - "Reality is Broken", http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Broken-Games-Better-Change/dp/1594202850

 

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