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Missions for Week 4 Cluster

Mon Jan 30 through Sun Feb 05, 2023

The 4th week of EVO Minecraft MOOC is 🅲🅻🆄🆂🆃🅴🆁!
🎯 Clustering means to find your interest group based on your own learning needs and interests that you have already identified in the beginning of this journey.In Week 4, find other educators with similar interests or with more experience to help you achieve them.

We cluster and work on small projects with a small group of like-minded participants. I have observed that we have people working on 1) building university campuses comparing NTUE campus to U of Penn red brick buildings, enabling university students to introduce the history of their campus in English, 2) another group of participants working on Sustainable Development Goals Minecraft English lesson planning with focus on "Life on Land" and "Life below water" CEFR A1 lessons, 3) exploring "Minetest" Blocky server, an open source free Minecraft-like virtual world, and 4) generating Minecraft for ELT book chapter ideas! Wonderful! Please Do share your progress with us and invite us to join you in-world!

I've come across this interesting article "Mining Educational Implications of Minecraft." Here's the last part of the abstract with challenges using Minecraft in the classroom.


Mission 10 -  Minecraft Language Pedagogy Reflection

𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗳𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗿-𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘃𝘀. 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿-𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀?
"Challenges with using Minecraft in the classroom include the lack of focused learning objectives, inflexible curriculum, and no previous gaming skills. Nevertheless, Minecraft holds potential for game-based teaching and learning. Successful integration of Minecraft into the teaching and learning environments requires teacher-centeredness versus learner-centeredness." Please read the following open access article entitled "Mining Educational Implications of Minecraft" by Youngkyun Baek, Ellen Min, & Seongchul Yun (2020) and participate in our discussions on EVO Minecraft MOOC facebook



Mission 11 - Reflect on your experiences through Week 4


What should you be doing?

Do whatever helps you achieve you goals in Minecraft, but document what you are doing.


How can you do this? 

Make an illustrated blog post or a video of

  • something you are doing in Minecraft,
  • or something you have learned about Minecraft,
  • or network connections made,
  • or take-aways from our live events.


Post the link to your post on social networks and tag it #evomc23


Join Live Events:

1. Explored the Egyptian pyramid and Hatshepsut Temple on Minetest with Olivetree Lighthouse. Here's the recording:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AGZaTIhtWE

2. Minecraft Education Online Workshop. 

Join us on Feb 4th 9AM UTC+8 to explore Minecraft Education! Discord event info: https://discord.gg/EtnJs8vx?event=1070999947073294386

You would need a Minecraft Education Account, so let me know in advance. 🙂 See you soon!

Here's a recording of our lesson plan online workshop: https://youtu.be/4TfFFwCPgqw

Here's our recording: https://youtu.be/NvwF9oks70o




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