Common Sense – Do You Have It?

common sense noun good sense and sound judgement in practical matters. German Translation: gesunder menschenverstand. Literally healthy people mind Chinese Translation: 常识 . Literally Often Knowledge I was recently researching some social media guidelines for teachers. During my research I came across this overarching statement about how teachers should interact with …

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 …

Cultivating Creativity from Inspiration

We all take inspiration from somewhere or something whether it is a mere human being, a god we believe in, or a beautiful sunset on a beach. It’s what we do with inspiration that makes us unique in our profession. And in turn, others may get inspired by what we …

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 …