Assignment 1 – What is Minecraft? #MCEMOOC #EVOMC15

Having had little experience with Minecraft in the first place, it has been a challenge to evaluate the different platforms, and while I fully understand why it is important to be aware of the limitations and affordances of the different platforms the game is available one, I decided to focus on understanding the underlying logic and usefulness of the game from a pedagogical perspective.…
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Roman Architecture in Minecraft

The caldarium in a Roman bath

Last year, as our school began its 1:1 BYOL program in the 7th grade, I had the opportunity to redesign our Latin IA course to incorporate technology within the Latin program. In doing so, I redeveloped our introductory level curriculum around thematic "modules" that are each split between core content work and a project devoted on some cultural component, e.g.…
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Intro to #etmooc

Hello MOOC!

I chose to make a screencast of myself in Minecraft to introduce myself. See that exciting effort below. I’m from Denver, CO and I’ve participated in a few open courses, including #change11, a constructivist MOOC. I’m excited to see how this course takes shape and I’m looking forward to learning with all of you.…

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Due to Technical Difficulties

This is just a quick update – I know I’ve been quiet on the blog this past two months.

Plans for Minecraft at school have slowed as my IT partner in crime concentrates on setting everything up for report writing.

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Games-Based Learning: Massively MineCraft Open Day (in which I learn to fly)

I recently attended an online Open Day on Massively Minecraft. It was probably the steepest learning curve I’ve encountered in a while, perhaps since primary school, honest! And here is what I learned.

Massively Minecraft (MM) is a guild or ‘ learning community  for kids and their parents – exploring how to live, work and play in MineCraft.’(MM site)  It had been recommended to me by several colleagues in my PLN as an excellent working model of an educational  private-server community for Minecraft.…

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