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Minecraft Education Resources

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Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

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World of Humanities is a vast, virtual environment that simulates exploration of ancient history. It plays similarly to a “World of Warcraft” RPG, in that it engages students with the discovery of ancient history and geography.

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Mindrising is an annual Minecraft digital storytelling event held in the UK. You can download teaching tools to assist you in class and support you in getting started with Minecraft.

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Ask-a-Tech-Teacher is an awesome resource full of valuable information on all things technology with free lesson plans, training videos, app reviews and more. She gives great advice and you can spend a lot of time on this website!

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Planet Minecraft is a fan-created community where you are able to share your Minecraft skins, texture/resource packs, mods, maps, and projects with other Minecraft fans.

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This page contains examples of what other teachers have created with MinecraftEdu. The examples range from fully fledged lesson plans to classroom blogs.

Coding Tools

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The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Check out the tutorials.

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With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

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Kodable is the only complete K-5 curriculum taking students from learning to think like a programmer in Kindergarten to writing REAL JavaScript by 5th grade.

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What are algorithms and why should you care? We’ll start with an overview of algorithms and then discuss two games that you could use an algorithm to solve.

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Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and more.

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Another great list by grade resource from Ask-a-Tech Teacher. Program on computers, iPads, laptops–whatever works, whatever age.

Pedagogy and New Media

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A fabulous Bloom’s Taxonomy wheel of apps. As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it.

Digital Storytelling

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Kathy Schrock’s incredible linked guide to support the use of digital storytelling for both teaching and learning.
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50 Ways to Tell Story

A resource of digital storytelling
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