Monthly Archives: May 2016

Minecraft @ MES

In 2011 Minecraft was released to the world. Minecraft is a game in which players must gather resources in a three dimensional, virtual world, in order to build shelters, farm crops and, ultimately, survive. As more and more people played the game, educators recognized the enormous educational potential of it. One particular group formed a […]

Year 2’s Minecraft Gingerbread Houses!

A roaring 7yr-old crowd pleaser was my announcement that kicked off this morning’s computing lesson: “We’ll be building a creative setting for our english stories, by building gingerbread houses with Minecraft today!” Best HOOK of the Term yet, lol! Currently studying materials in Science, traditional stories in English, and coding in Computing…there was no question […]

Bonza Puzzles and Snaptype

By J. Cole I have been Beta testing a new feature on a game that I have been playing a while called Bonza. The new version will be available to all from the 13th May I believe. It’s a great game which is a mix between a crossword and a jigsaw. You are given a […]

Minecraft

By J. Cole I really enjoyed the Minecraft INSET today. From being a complete novice to building a house, I found the tutorial and games prepared by JT to be really helpful in teaching the basics of how to play. I can see how addictive the game could become with so much possibility to build […]