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Minecraft Guide: Meet the Mobs of Minecraft. There are creatures big and small, friendly and dangerous, and combinations thereof, sprinkled all throughout the Minecraft world.

Minecraft Guide: Meet the Mobs of Minecraft

Knowing what you’re up against goes a long way towards staying alive. We’ve studied the biomes and structures of Minecraft, now it’s time to turn our attention towards the mobs that populate the world. Although Minecraft can seem empty at times, it’s rare to be anywhere on a map where you can’t find creatures of some sort. Even when you’re in the middle of a seemingly barren desert, a few swings of your pickax will usually reveal caverns under the sand filled with creatures. Teaching with MinecraftEdu - MinecraftEdu wiki. Since late 2011, MinecraftEdu has made its way to thousands of classrooms around the world.

Teaching with MinecraftEdu - MinecraftEdu wiki

It has been used to teach all kinds of skills and subjects from math to foreign languages to social justice to fair trade. The overarching idea of MinecraftEdu is to retain the magic of original Minecraft while adding elements that facilitate its use in classroom. Read more about TeacherGaming's philosophy here. It can act as a powerful bridge between physical and virtual classrooms, fostering critical 21st century skills. MinecraftEdu. Minecraft. The Minecraft Teacher. MinecraftEdu & Minecraft: Education Edition minecraftedu: As you might have already heard, Microsoft will be acquiring MinecraftEdu.

The Minecraft Teacher

You can read their announcement here. We’ll be posting FAQ on our website later today but here are some quick facts for MinecraftEdu users: You can keep using MinecraftEdu as long as you like.MinecraftEdu sales will continue normally for now.MinecraftEdu owners will be offered one year of the new Education Edition for free.MinecraftEdu Hosted Servers will keep working, and can still sign up for one.TeacherGaming won’t be going anywhere and we have new exciting plans for the future! We wanted to take the opportunity and share our thoughts on the matter. This morning we made the announcement that Microsoft is acquiring MinecraftEdu. We recently received this letter in our mailbox, and I thought I’d share my reply.

Hello Ethan! Here’s what we’ve been up to: Lighthouse Lesson Plan. Merging Minecraft and the Common Core. Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom. As is the nature of sandbox games, players can roam free, choosing objectives as they go.

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Because Minecraft has such open possibilities and potential, the teacher can choose how he or she wants to use it. Just as the student has the ability to be creative, the teacher has the same. That can be overwhelming, but luckily, there is a tool for using Minecraft created by teachers for teachers. MinecraftEdu provides a custom mod, basically a customized modification of the game, that helps facilitate organization and focus for teachers to use Minecraft effectively. In addition, Joel Levin, the founder of MinecraftEdu, provides ideas and updates at The Minecraft Teacher blog. For those noobs out there that need a push in the right direction, here are some introductory project or lesson ideas. 1) Explore Real Life Buildings There are many already-created structures that you can import into the game and have students explore. 2) Practice Ratio and Proportion 3) Learn about Survival.

Minecraft in the Classroom Teaches Reading and More. Last month, Scientific American declared, "... not only is Minecraft immersive and creative, but it is an excellent platform for making almost any subject area more engaging.”

Minecraft in the Classroom Teaches Reading and More

That’s a nod from a top science magazine to the game many parents wish their kids had never heard of. This endorsement follows Common Sense Media's seal of approval. On the surface, it's not so surprising. Something like 80 percent of 5- to 8-year-olds play games, and 97 percent of teens. Early simulations like Reader Rabbit are still used in classrooms to drill reading and math skills. But Minecraft, a blocky, retro, role-playing simulation that's more Lego than svelte, hi-tech wizardry, isn't just the game du jour.

Use classroom management to give students more class time to begin or complete... Follow these teaching strategies to help you regain your drive and passion for... How to engage students in your curriculum before class even begins. How to use classroom management to prioritize your teaching tasks. Using MinecraftEdu - MinecraftEdu wiki. After you have got everything up and running you can start using MinecraftEdu.

Using MinecraftEdu - MinecraftEdu wiki

Here you can learn how to use some of the core functionalities that MinecraftEdu has to offer to help you with your teaching. Launcher MinecraftEdu Launcher is the application that you can use to launch MinecraftEdu Client or MinecraftEdu Server Launcher. You can also manage mods or update your MinecraftEdu with it, along with other features. Updating MinecraftEdu Written instructions on how to update MinecraftEdu Server Launcher The Server Launcher is an interface that allows teachers to easily launch new MinecraftEdu Worlds, load saved worlds or even download worlds from our online world library.

Client The MinecraftEdu client is the software that runs on the local computer. Regular Minecraft clients cannot connect to a MinecraftEdu modified server. Controls. MINECRAFT IN A HUMANITIES CLASSROOM. Global Religions Course Each religion was taught over a one month period and included the following: Early History, Geography, Spread of religion, Branches, Key People, Key Events, Branches and Modern History, Core Beliefs, Symbols, Rituals, Holidays, and Festivals.

MINECRAFT IN A HUMANITIES CLASSROOM

Students selected one Eastern and one Western religion to compare and worked in collaborative groups to research a sacred site. Students wrote essays on the topics listed above, as well as on their sacred site. They summarized the essays into "Fact Sheets" and used these facts in their games. MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer. MinecraftEDU Redstone Engineering Challenge (our culminating semester project) 2015 MinecraftEDU Screenshots: April 6 - April 8 2014 MinecraftEDU Screenshots: Aug 22 - Aug 25 - Sep 5-8 - Sep 22-24 - October Geometry Challenge Geometry Building Challenge (Fall 2014) MinecraftEDU Building Challenge ‎(Oct 2014)‎ MinecraftEDU Building Challenge ‎(Oct 2014)‎ Build a house including a living room with an exact AREA of 50 Minecraft blocks.Build an animal corral or area outside the house with an exact PERIMETER of 24 blocks.Creatively integrate a HEXAGON and OCTAGON into your build.

MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

Orienteering Challenge (Spring 2014)