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Minecraft Class at Riverside High School

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Uncovering the learning in Minecraft class.

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Minecraft Class at Riverside High School

  1. 1. Yes… and moreLearners first, connected and inspiredLearners teaching, leading andinspiring !
  2. 2. Learners first, connected and inspiredCan you tell what’s going on here?
  3. 3. Learners first, connected and inspiredOn the surface it looks like a fewstudents playing Minecraft…
  4. 4. Learners first, connected and inspiredThen you notice a large class is engagedin learning multiple literacies…
  5. 5. Learners first, connected and inspiredThen you hear that the studentsbuilt and manage the game server…
  6. 6. Learners first, connected and inspiredAnd the class created the learningspaces (entire worlds!)
  7. 7. Learners first, connected and inspiredAnd the class created the learningspaces (entire worlds!)
  8. 8. Learners first, connected and inspiredAnd direct their own learning…
  9. 9. Learners first, connected and inspiredYou soon realise local and globalconversations are taking place…
  10. 10. Nathaniel is working on aprogram written by AJ, a 13 yrold UK student .
  11. 11. AJ gets feedback from studentsin USA and Australia.
  12. 12. Nathaniel communicates with ateacher and students in the USA todiscuss a shared project of whichAJs program will prove invaluable.
  13. 13. Nathaniel asks sick classmate athome a question via Skype.
  14. 14. Donelle reads Google+ communitycomment from USA teacherregarding RHS student collaboratingto support server management of hisschool server. AJs program skills willprove useful here.
  15. 15. Kate, a NSW teachercomments on the usefulnessof work done by AJ in UK
  16. 16. Jo Kay, project mentor,comments on the globalaudience reading AJ’s blog
  17. 17. Harrison, together with the othertwo server managers for classesat Riverside and a nearby primaryschool, solves a technical issuepreventing students fromaccessing a program feature.
  18. 18. Nathaniel had to leave class earlybecause his blog impressedsomeone at the HITLab…Who invited him to a forumon the future of his city…And Nathaniel is still followingthat discussion on Twitter…
  19. 19. A Visit to Riverside HighMinecraft Class9:15am 31st May 2013Teacher BlogClass BlogClass video 2012Image credit: BlankMap-World-noborders

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