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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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My 2013 Edublog Award Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards is fast approaching (Dec 1st). Last year I thought about posting nominations; this year I’m doing it! You can nominate your favorite social media sites too, those that focus on education. … 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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Texas A&M University in Second Life®

I’d heard good things, from time to time, about Texas A&M’s Second Life Campus and finally made a visit. The campus blends replicated structures, recreated historic landmarks, and interactive virtual locations – an attractive package, both educational and fun (see … Continue reading

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The Poverty Is Not a Game (PING) Game 1

I spent an hour or so this morning searching the web for anything that connected “World of Warcraft” with “poverty” or “working poor” and came up with several interesting links – to a guild called “Poverty,” for example, and to … Continue reading

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