Hi Ben,I'm really really interested in using Minecraft particularly as a focus of a computer club. I'm not entirely sure yet how I would go about setting it up, but maybe if your not too busy you could give me some pointers :)
I will, I need to look at setting it up, but I'll blog about it!
I need to pick your brains too. I still don't think that I appreciate the benefits that gaming can bring to the classroom.
Brill, we can have a chat!
Love this idea! How cool would that be ... to use a game, such as Minecraft, to engage the pupils - especially powerful at KS3!Let me know how it goes... I'd love to do something like this in English! =]
Hi Ben, I think you have generated such a buzz that you need to host a dual Minecraft/Beekeeping event. I'm interested in your ideas about using Minecraft in the classroom and would welcome some pointers.
Thanks Ian, maybe we could mod Minecraft, so that users can keep bees!
Stephen Howell- @saorog on twitter runs lots of 'coding dojo's' with teens and wrote the Scratch computing language- he's a good one to follow if you don't already- whole network there of using gaming esp Minecraft in education.
Great thanks Anthony, I don't follow him, but I will be now!
page 38 in this is good too- overview of gamification in education from the Horizon report http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-nmc-horizon-report-k12-EN.pdf
Exciting ideas here, Ben! I wonder if anybody has surveyed their pupils to establish how many play minecraft (and other games with educational potential)?
Exactly, we must be confident and open to learning in all its forms, and not to be dismissive of things we perhaps don't understand or haven't experience.