Category Archives: Minecraft

Educational Benefits of Minecraft: More from the Minecraft and More Unsymposium

The more I learn about Minecraft, the more impressed I become with its versatility as a learning tool. This morning, for example, I ran across a piece from Southern California Public Radio headlined “Minecraft blowing up the classroom; educators say … Continue reading

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Minecraft and More: Reflections on the Morrowcraft Tour

I’m a notetaker. I keep a steno pad near my keyboard to jot down interesting comments and ideas, especially when I’m in student mode, as I was this past weekend during the “Minecraft and More Unsymposium” (all sessions archived here … Continue reading

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Minecraft & More UnSymposium

Here’s a great opportunity for those of you interested in what educators and students are doing in Minecraft (a sandbox video game): the Minecraft & More Unsymposium, happening online this Friday and Saturday, December 6th from 6:00-10:00 pm EST and … Continue reading

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Fall Games MOOC and Pre-MOOC Minecraft Event

The “Fall Games MOOC: Makers, Hackers and Games” began yesterday and will run for six weeks, through December 9. You can learn more about this game-based learning course by watching its YouTube overview and introduction and by visiting its website. … Continue reading

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“Night Predators” and Minecraft

During our philosophy seminar this week, we were talking about John Locke’s theory that at birth the human mind is like a blank slate (tabula rasa) upon which sensory experience writes when the issue of fear of the dark arose. … Continue reading

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Six Ways Minecraft Structures My Learning

The first assignment in the “Video Games and Learning” MOOC (now in week two) was to reflect on ways that a digital game of choice structures learning, ideally a game one has never played before. As you can see, I … Continue reading

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Difficulty: Peaceful

Minecraft, Day 2. Time passed. I learned more about the game and logged back in. The zombies hadn’t quite killed my guy but quickly finished the job. Enough of that. I deleted my second world and started anew, now knowing … Continue reading

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