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 …

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 …