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Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids : Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring and Teaching Math, Science, History, and Culture Through Creative Building

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Now an Amazon Best Kids' Books of 2016 pick! Balancing your child's screen time can be difficult, especially when it comes to wildly popular, open-ended video games like Minecraft. Minecraft offers players an environment focused on exploration, imagination, and creation, but its nonlinear game structure can mean spending a lot of time in the game.Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids includes a variety of creative exercises that explore the game's aspects and uses them to teach fun, educational lessons. You will start the book by brushing up on some common Minecraft language and examining each of the four game modes: survival, creative, adventure, and spectator. Then, you'll use this knowledge to venture off onto the six different quests that encourage child and adult participation. These "gamified" labs will allow your child to earn stickers and badges as rewards as they complete quests. You'll even learn how to screencast and narrate your own videos to share with family and friends!Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids provides a fun, educational gaming goals that you and your child can reach together!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 216 x 216 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Quarry Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 200 color photos
  • 1631591177
  • 9781631591174
  • 70,227

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"The greatest strength of this volume is that Miller and Scott have found a way to combine skills in Minecraft with real-life experiences." - Booklist Onlineshow more

About John Miller

John Miller holds multiple and single subject credentials in history and science. He has been a middle school teacher for over 20 years and has taught every subject in grades 6-8. He also holds a Masters degree from San Diego State University in Educational Technology and Instructional Design and is a Google Certified Teacher, San Luis Obispo County CUE (Computer Using Educators) Board President, and a CUE Lead Learner. John is a featured presenter at conferences and workshops around the country. He loves teaching 21st-century skills to his students, and his passions include student blogging, e-learning, Minecraft in the classroom, photography, Apple, and Google. John is a contributor to Minecraft in the Classroom (Peachpit Press, 10/14). He lives in Paso Robles, California.Chris Fornell Scott works to design the classroom culture and environment. He is an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, President of Santa Barbara CUE, CUE Lead Learner and a CK-12 Champion. He loves using Design Thinking, Agile project management process in the class, and seeing his students enter the flow of learning. He loves to help others in their educational journey. You'll find Chris at conferences around the world presenting on classroom culture, technology, and design. He lives in Santa Maria, California.show more

Table of contents

Introduction What Can Minecraft Teach? Minecraft in Schools Gamification How to Use This Book Minecraft Basics Sharing Labs and Quests Quest 1: Using Your Inventory Lab 1 Do You Mine? Lab 2 It's Electric! Lab 3 Setting a Trap Lab 4 Fire When Ready! Quest 2: Textures, Patterns, and Landscapes Lab 5 Please Be Seated Lab 6 Banner Play Lab 7 Cookies! Lab 8 Garden Quest 3: Timeless Architecture Lab 9 When in Rome Lab 10 Flying Machine Lab 11 The Architect Lab 12 Scale Quest 4: The Arts Lab 13 Michelangelo Lab 14 Beethoven Lab 15 Shakespeare Lab 16 Picasso Quest 5: Game Design Lab 17 Fire Away Lab 18 Be Careful Where You Step Lab 19 Abandon Ship! Lab 20 Across the Finish Line Quest 6: Future Thinking Lab 21 City Planning Lab 22 Culture Lab 23 Fun and Games Lab 24 Mushroom Stew Resources Acknowledgments About the Authors Index Bonus: Sticker Badgesshow more

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