Minecraft edu silver lake 2014 innovation day at NEKLS

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Minecraft edu silver lake 2014 innovation day at NEKLS

  1. 1. Innovation in Gaming
  2. 2. Is this a good idea for your library?
  3. 3.  Minecraft vs. MinecraftEdu  What you need to know before you purchase  What it offers patrons  Purchase options  Resources  Our Results  Conclusion
  4. 4.  Custom versions of the game 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 MinecraftEdu
  5. 5.  $18 per license  $41 for enhanced software [server]
  6. 6.  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
  7. 7.  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
  8. 8.  Cost – what can you afford
  9. 9.  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate
  10. 10.  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate  Staff – again, how much can you allocate
  11. 11.  Cost – what can you afford  Time – how much can you allocate  Staff – again, how much can you allocate  How much direction will you give
  12. 12.  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
  13. 13.  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
  14. 14.  Know the game  Read the Wiki  Read the articles  Look at the resources  Talk to your staff
  15. 15.  Why Minecraft is an Amazing Learning Tool http://bit.ly/10REEpZ  Minecraft in the Classroom and Library http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/05/k- 12/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/block- party-looing-for-some-action-launch-a-minecraft- club/
  16. 16.  MinecraftEdu Wiki http://minecraftedu.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page  Minecraft Guide including Glossary http://www.snagglebox.com/p/handy-minecraft-tips-for- parents.html#intro  Paper Crafts & Print Sheets www.pixelpapercraft.com/tags/mini  Minecraft Crafting Guide [aka “Recipes”] www.minecraft- craftingguide.com  MinecraftEdu http://minecraftedu.com/page/  Minecraft https://minecraft.net/
  17. 17. Conclusion We think for us it is worth the  Dollar Investment  Program Time  Staff Time  Disruption
  18. 18. Cathy Newland Library Director Silver Lake Library cnewland@silverlakelibrary.org Silver Lake Library 203 Railroad St PO Box 248 Silver Lake, KS 66539 785-582-5141 785-5820175 fax www.silverlakelibrary.org

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