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Minecraft Mania
Join the GAME if you’re GAME

Join in the Adventure Minecraft K-6
Create a school Zeitgeist with everyone excited and enthusiastic and talking about Minecraft. Below are some simple start-up videos you will love.

Yes, Minecraft is educational because it enhances creativity, problem-solving, self-direction, collaboration, and other life skills. In the classroom, Minecraft complements reading, writing, math, and even history learnings. ... Both fun and educational, Minecraft is easily on our list of best video games for kids. 
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Make REAL Minecraft Blocks

K-6 making ACTUAL Minecraft blocks. Take the VIRTUAL into the ACTUAL and the ACTUAL into the VIRTUAL.

Kindergarten coloured, Stage 1 did some maths, Stage 2 did some multiplication and division, Stage 3 designed their own blocks and wrote equations and number codes for their creations. 200x200Grid 
Minecraft Math Colouring

Use the blocks to demonstrate area, volume,  multiplication, in fact just be creative with them.

I purchased 50 - 200x200x200mm boxes for just under $40.00. This is a great size because the printed 200 x 200mm square grid fits easily on A4 paper. 

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TAKE it easy at the start. Students need to login to minecraft education using this email protocol address or similar.

This will take them to their login page again. So kiddos can setup their character and help anyone who needs it. Take a screen shot of your character and save it.

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Move & Break V2

This is a great Minecraft Tutorial to start. It’s great to smash up the blocks while you practice moving around in the Minecraft space.

TAKE a screen shot of your “activity completed” screen and save it.

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The CUBE - Volume Control V3

Get out the ACTUAL BLOCKS you made.

Make a 3 x 3 square with these blocks, then add the next 2 rows to make a cube.
What is the Volume?
How many blocks did you you use?
Make the same 3x3x3 CUBE in  Minecraft.

CHALLENGE Make some other cubes and prisms. Work out the volumes for these objects.

TAKE a screen shot of your finished cube/s.

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Dig out a 4x5 rectangle in Minecraft 1 cube deep.
Then dig down another cube so that the pool is 2 cubes deep.
What is the VOLUME of the pool?
Fill your pool with water.
Very cool.
CHALLENGE Add some plants, diving boards and pool furniture.
TAKE a screen shot of your finished pool and save it.

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Explore the Virtual Teacher Website here are some 


resources you will love. Click on the PUSH button to see more fabulous links.

Making Movies

The Language of Film
Basic Camera Shots
Camera Angles
Camera Movement
Light, Colour & Sound

Archival Site

Original VT site first published in 1998
Includes Articles
Is there a Doctor in the Mouse?
& Writer’s Block


If we let science do the talking you'd hear that the brain is a real sucker for visual information.
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Virtual Field Trip Amazon Forest
View it here Introduce your students to the layers of the rainforest and the animals who live there. Explore the adaptations that have evolved over time.

Mind Candy

The Starfish Story
An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach. One day, after a storm, he saw a human figure in the distance moving like a dancer.
"It made a difference for that one."

Apps & iPads

Zig Zags, Robots, Sphero Knievel
Online Games


Fabulous Maths websites  to explore.
Great Videos
Splendid apps.
Exploding Dots
- one of my favourites

Doing STEM well, is hard and focused work,

will the kids be happy to work hard?

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