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Minecraft In The Classroom

For more Minecraft resources visit my blog at jasonwilmot.com/Minecraft
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Jason Wilmot

on 13 April 2015

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Transcript of Minecraft In The Classroom

The concept of a
I can haz Minecraft?
Creativity
Collaboration
King's Landing - Game of Thrones
Ancient Rome
Nebraska State Capitol
- Teach concepts in math, science and the humanities.
- Use the blocks to teach scale
- Breed animals to teach genetics.
- Create circuits and complex machines
- Teach about concepts in engineering.
- Economics; trading, supply & demand
Learning is organized around intrinsic passion
-Learners produce; not just consume
- Not age graded
- New learners and experts work together
- Students lear to monitor & learn to be mentored
-Knowledge is distributed & dispersed
-Learning is proactive, but aided
- Everyone is still a learner
-Spatial Reasoning
-Fosters Analysis, synthesis and creativity
-Instrinsic Engagement
-Collaboration
-Problem Solving
-STEM learning
-Biology, Ecology, Physics
-Learn, Risk, Fail all within a protected environment
Link: http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/23/2896943/minecraft-fully-functional-graphing-calculator
Fully Functioning Graphic Calculator
Biology / Ecology / Physics
What is real?
Aggression / Consensus / Property
Learning
MODES OF MINECRAFT
ADVENTURE
- was publicly released for the PC on May 17, 2009
- full release version on November 18, 2011
- PC, XBox, Playstation, iPod, ipad, Android
james paul gee
Simulation > Information
Platform
+
Video Games
Survival
CREATIVE
Minecraft

Campbell!
at
#Facepalm
Hardware
SErvers
Player
Accounts
Troubleshooting
Going solo
Digital Vs. Tangible
AT CAMPBELL...
45 MINUTES
30 CLASSES
K-5
Town of Campbell
imagine / Create / Consensus / Collaboration / Community
Farms
zoos
Libraries
Theme Parks
houses
hotels
aquariums
Train Stations
Skyscrapers
Movie Theaters
Minecraft &
MinecraftEDU
@MRJasonWIlmot
Jasonwilmot.com
Traveler
Teacher
do-Gooder
&
So much more
so what is minecraft?
- Sandbox game
- 35 million copies have been sold worldwide
- some schools in Sweden have minecraft as a required course
- Estimated 250,000 students have access through minecraftedu
- 100+ Million registered users worldwide
Creations live in perpetuity
Brace yourself
winter is coming
Jason Wilmot
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