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Minecraft In The Classroom
Transcript of Minecraft In The Classroom
I can haz Minecraft?
King's Landing - Game of Thrones
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
-Fosters Analysis, synthesis and creativity
-Biology, Ecology, Physics
-Learn, Risk, Fail all within a protected environment
Fully Functioning Graphic Calculator
Biology / Ecology / Physics
What is real?
Aggression / Consensus / Property
MODES OF MINECRAFT
- 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
Digital Vs. Tangible
Town of Campbell
imagine / Create / Consensus / Collaboration / Community
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
winter is coming