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 …

Learning 2.014 Africa Reflection

I’m just finishing up my second week back at work since coming home from a fantastic week  at ICS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I don’t know if you have ever been away from school for a week with a solid focus on best practice…but it’s really hard to get back …

Documenting Minecraft in Education: Minechat

The most obvious question a teacher could ask about Minecraft in education is: “Well, what can you do with it?”. I always found that the answer would be ever-changing due to who was asking the question! With that in mind, I wanted to create a living and breathing archive of what …

Getting to Grips with the 3Doodler

I kickstarted the 3Doodler probably about a year ago and finally received the gadget this week! I made sure I got a lot of the ABS plastic rods so I could  be comfortable making mistakes! From the start, you realize you are dealing with something you’ve never done before. The …