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Digging into Learning with Minecraft


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Introductory presentaton to a hands-on Minecraft workshop.

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Digging into Learning with Minecraft

  1. 1. • Originally released in 2009 by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson. • Open World/Sandbox (Game?) • By April 2011, sales topped $33 million. • 60 million copies across all platforms. • Best-selling PC game of all time. • Acquired by Microsoft in November of 2014 for $2.5 billion.
  2. 2. • Spurred a generation of content creators via YouTube and Twitch! • Minecraft videos account for 47 billion views on YouTube! • 99.4% are fan-made! (tutorials, “let’s play,” music parodies) • PewDiePie is earning roughly $4 million annually.
  3. 3. This is more than a game. It’s a cultural phenomenon!
  4. 4. Eric Walker - World of Humanities Stephen Elford Mathematics, Science, Geography Joel Levin Computer Programming Sara Toothman Art Steve Isaacs Game Design Jokay Wollongong Student-led Learning
  5. 5. • Modified PC-based version available to schools. • $41 for server software. $14 per license (25 or more). • No recurring subscription. • Licenses are for concurrent users. • Easy server setup. Runs locally. • No account management/authentication required.