My personal goal is obviously to build a strong, elegant website but also to create a gaming environment that meets the needs of multiple learners and addresses some of the challenges in group work that we ourselves have found.
My main objective over the next five days is to set up a clear, concise and usable website. Some of the resources I’ve been looking at are:
Drzewiecki, James. (2014). Why educators should use minecraft in the classroom. Retrieved from: http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/benefits-minecraft-classroom-students.shtml
Miller, Andrew. (2014). Ideas for using minecraft in the classroom. Retrieved from: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/minecraft-in-classroom-andrew-miller
Murray, Jacqui. (2014). Minecraft in the classroom teaches reading and more. Retrieved from: http://www.teachhub.com/minecraft-classroom-teaches-reading-writing-problem-solving
Stanberry, Kristin. (2014). Crafty ways to use minecraft at school. Retrieved from: http://learningstarts.org/crafty-ways-to-use-minecraft-at-school
My Week in Review: I posted my initial blog and tried to include some thought-provoking questions. It worked well and helped me think out some of our overall group goals. I responded to others and thought a lot about some of the planning we need to do for the game. I’m still working trying to get caught up in minecraft. Unfortunately, with the tech set backs and now 5 days to get a website built, I find myself with too few hours in the day and too few days in the week to get everything done. I’ve had to prioritize and with my other classes, 2 full-time jobs and 2 young kids it’s learning the minecraft game itself that is taking the hit. I’m still trying to catch up but have to spend a lot of time doing 15 minutes here and there and that doesn’t work so well with minecraft. Where the heck do people get the time to play online games?!