Excitement, careful study and event promotion are hallmarks of the preparation weeks. I, along with 20 others had been invited to co-host the Minecraft #MSFTEduChat. I remember the excited anticipation in the hours leading up to the Microsoft TweetMeet and the fast-moving replies and prompts during the event I've been a tweeter for a couple … Continue reading Reflecting on the Tweet Meet Host Experience
The what, why and how of a participating in a Twitter Chat.
~The Trail~ Humility Fitness, strength and reliable gear coupled with quick thinking will only get you so far. The rest is up to the elements. Courage You’re safe. You’ll be stretched. Be willing to say a resounding, Yes! Wisdom Know when to say yes to the challenge and when the best decision is to take … Continue reading Lessons learnt from the Trail
~The First Blocks~ Minecraft design uses blocks and has been compared to digital Lego. The simplicity of tangible blocks helps children to understand the complex and literally build their understanding of systems, processes and structures. “By utilizing the simple and concrete systems - with easily identifiable patterns, children come to discern the more abstract concepts … Continue reading Building Blocks
Minecraft: Education Edition in Classrooms Research coupled with best classroom practice has shown that using games in a classroom context facilitates collaboration, problem-solving and stimulates an engaging real-world learning experience. Game-Based Learning is the process of using games to achieve a defined set of learning outcomes. Minecraft: Education Edition, used widely in schools across the … Continue reading Introducing Minecraft