5 Things About Minecraft That Worry Parents

The internet loves a list! I recently ran some workshops for our parents based around Minecraft and its role in their children’s lives. The conversations were enlightening and informative. Parents are excited but wary (and weary) of Minecraft and have many tales of tantrums but also fun and laughter to share when …

The Implications of Wonder Quest and Minecraft in Education

I’ll preface this post by saying I think the Wonder Quest Youtube channel is a fascinating and innovative shift in educational media and it should stir up a few minds in thinking about how we are using media that children already watch and navigate to integrate educational material into them. What I find interesting is the …

Minechat Episode 28: Book Launch Special

I was delighted to be able to schedule a Minechat with most of the authors involved with our “Minecraft in the Classroom” book. Special mention to David Lee, James York, and Dan Bloom who couldn’t make it. Thanks to Stephen, Adam, Eric, Shane, and John. Don’t forget you can get …

Minecraft in the Classroom: The Book!

  Available at PeachPit Press and Amazon amongst others. Well, it’s been a long time coming and probably the worst kept secret around the Minecraft in education community but our book on Minecraft is just about to be published/available! From the time Cliff at Peachpit Press contacted me back in March …

Minecraft Minechat Episode 27: Learning Japanese Through Quests

It’s been a while since I last dived in to another teacher’s Minecraft world! Thankfully James York has been constantly evolving his kotobaminers.org Minecraft server to expand upon his language learning experiences. His most recent addition is to create a quests area where NPCs are dotted around an area asking …