Minecraft Minechat Episode 17: Shane Asselstine

Another Minechat under my belt and another example of how much work teachers around the world are putting into creating an online and immersive learning environment for their students. This week Shane Asselstine in Hawaii showed me around his humongous Minecraft world. I barely scratched the surface and I know …

What fun it is to learn Japanese in Minecraft!

Minechat Episode 16! I took a trip to James York’s Minecraft world to see how his immersive Japanese language learning world is coming along. I love James’ approach and where he is going with his Minecraft world. James is a big advocate of a holistic approach to teaching Japanese. Thinking of …

It’s Minecraft Time…Again.

It’s that time in our school year where we embark upon our use of Minecraft within our curriculum. This week we are starting off with our Grade 3 students in planning and building a community full of interconnected systems. Their Unit Of Inquiry is “How We Organize Ourselves” with the central …

Catching Up With Minechat

Minechat has continued on a steady enough pace with educators around the world showing us their Minecraft…worlds. The last episode I posted here was Minechat Episode 9, there have been 6 episodes since then! So lock the door, turn your phone off, feed the cat and enjoy watching these amazing …

Minecraft Minechat Episode 9: Donelle Batty and Students

We head down to Tasmania this week for Minechat. Donelle and her students show us around their (mostly student administered) world. These guys do an amazing job with managing their server. People who administer their own server know that it is not the easiest job in the world to keep …