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 …

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 …

Latest Minecraft in Education Happenings: Minechat (Part 2!)

Yowsa, time flies and all that. The last batch of Minechats I uploaded here on my blog went up to Episode 22. We are now up to Episode 25! With Episode 26 being filmed (on location!) this week. So whats new in Minecraft world? Well, the entire country of Denmark …

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 …