Creating a Virtual Community with Melody Brewer
Join Teacher Melody in Creating a Virtual Community! Students will have an opportunity to compare working with a face-to-face group to a remote one in Creating a Virtual Community using Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft Education Edition for PC / Mac, iPad, Tablet, and Chromebook).
Teacher: Melody Brewer
90 minutes per class
3-10 learners per class
Upcoming Dates: March 30th, 2023, – 10:00 am – 11:30 am and April 13th, 2023- 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Students examine the structure and function of forts by building one themselves in Minecraft: Education Edition.
(Minecraft Education Edition for PC / Mac, Ipads, Tablets, Phones, and Chromebook)
This program requires basic proficiency with computers and some prior experience with Minecraft.
Like all EduMEE programs, this class offers a project-based, exploratory classroom environment that sits at the intersection of learning and playing. After all, kids learn the most when they’re having fun!
Students will work together to create a Minecraft Community together to mimic their own community, neighborhood, or state.
Students will recognize aspects of working in a virtual group and begin practicing their cooperative group skills.
Evidence of Learning :
- Share screenshots or screencasts of the Minecraft community
- Reflect on what worked well when trying to build our community.
Standards for Creating a Virtual Community with Melody Brewer
K.2 Children, families, and communities exhibit cultural similarities and differences.
1.3 A citizen is a member of a community or group. Students are citizens of their local and global communities.
1.6 People and communities depend on and modify their physical environment in order to meet basic needs.
2.1 A community is a population of various individuals in a common location. It can be characterized as urban,
suburban, or rural. Population density and use of the land are some characteristics that define and distinguish
types of communities.
2.2 People share similarities and differences with others in their own community and with other communities.
3.5 Communities share cultural similarities and differences across the world.
3.6 Communities from around the world interact with other people and communities and exchange cultural ideas
Students will be exploring concepts of Art & Design, Business & Entrepreneurship, and History while playing a game of Minecraft. A US State-certified teacher will be guiding students through the lesson and posing guiding questions. Some of the 21st-century skills being taught are collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Creating a Virtual Community with Melody Brewer
This is a 1.5-hour course that balances discussion time with plenty of hands-on experience so students can cement what they’re learning and explore the topics they’re interested in. We combine Minecraft with education so your child can engage their passions as they learn in a positive, project-based learning environment. Please note that we will be providing all students with a username and Minecraft Education Account so that we can add them to our safelist. Students will also be checking in via MS Teams so we can have audio and video contact. Once video confirmation has been established students can turn off the camera and just use audio for communication during the game.
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