Minecraft edu @ Silver Lake (KS) Library by Cathy Newland & Tracy DeShazo

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PPT presentation by Silver Lake (KS) Library. Weave a Tale storytelling workshop, Lawrence KS, 10-15-13. How to set up your own minecraft server in a public library, and run gaming nights for kids.

PPT presentation by Silver Lake (KS) Library. Weave a Tale storytelling workshop, Lawrence KS, 10-15-13. How to set up your own minecraft server in a public library, and run gaming nights for kids.

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Minecraft edu @ Silver Lake (KS) Library by Cathy Newland & Tracy DeShazo Minecraft edu @ Silver Lake (KS) Library by Cathy Newland & Tracy DeShazo Presentation Transcript

  • Is this a good idea for your library?
  •  Minecraft vs. MinecraftEdu  What you need to know before you purchase  What it offers patrons  Purchase options  Resources  Conclusion
  • Minecraft MinecraftEdu  Who made this thing?  Custom versions of the game  Minecraft was originally created by Markus Persson, who you might know as Notch. On November 19th, 2011, Jens Bergensten, who you might know as Jeb, took over creative control so Markus could concentrate on new things.  Thanks to Minecraft’s success, Markus formed his own company in 2009. Mojang AB currently has two titles in development. Scrolls and Markus’ newest project, 0x10c, are both getting cooked up. Mojang AB is also publishing Oxeye Studio’s latest game, Cobalt. designed specifically for teachers and students with many extra features that support classroom use.  Easy-to-use server software that simplifies the task of getting multiplayer up and running.  World-building tools that make it simple to incorporate your own curricular content.  A free library of worlds / levels / activities that you can use with our software to teach a variety of subjects. From http://minecraftedu.com/wiki/inde x.php?title=What_is_Minecraft%3F
  •  $19.95 per user/login  Can “buy ranks”  Play as individuals or “Factions” = team/guild/group  Servers  Xbox version 2-3 updates behind computer version
  •  $18 per license  $41 for enhanced software [server]
  •  Helps develop spatial and problem-solving skills  Helps develop collaboration and creativity  Creates opportunity for group and social learning  At no cost to the patron
  •  Minecraft is a virtual makerspace  Makerspaces are the in thing for libraries these days  Good investment  Game Nights  Cost less than a couple of Wii or PlayStation games
  •  Cost – what can you afford
  •  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate
  •  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate  Staff – again, how much can you allocate
  •  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate  Staff – again, how much can you allocate  How much direction will you give
  •  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate  Staff – again, how much can you allocate  How much direction will you give  Technology – will you need assistance
  •  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate  Staff – again, how much can you allocate  How much direction will you give  Technology – will you need assistance  Disruption – are you willing to disregard some noise
  •  Know the game  Read the Wiki  Read the articles  Look at the resources  Talk to your staff
  •  Why Minecraft is an Amazing Learning Tool http://bit.ly/10REEpZ  Minecraft in the Classroom and Library http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/05/k12/minecraft-in-the-classroom-and-library/  Minecraft Club: Want to bring the hottest game into your classroom or library? Here’s how. http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/03/media/blockparty-looing-for-some-action-launch-a-minecraftclub/
  •  MinecraftEdu Wiki      http://minecraftedu.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page Minecraft Guide including Glossary http://www.snagglebox.com/p/handy-minecraft-tips-forparents.html#intro Paper Crafts & Print Sheets www.pixelpapercraft.com/tags/mini Minecraft Crafting Guide [aka “Recipes”] www.minecraftcraftingguide.com MinecraftEdu http://minecraftedu.com/page/ Minecraft https://minecraft.net/
  • Conclusion We think for us it is worth the  Dollar Investment  Program Time  Staff Time  Disruption
  •  Cathy Newland  Tracey DeShazo Library Director Silver Lake Library Youth Services Librarian Silver Lake Library cnewland@silverlakelibrary.org tdeshazo@silverlakelibrary.org Silver Lake Library 203 Railroad St PO Box 248 Silver Lake, KS 66539 785-582-5141 785-5820175 fax www.silverlakelibrary.org