Category Minecraft

WIRED 2015 – 16

This year I have trialled many ideas from WIRED to inspire and engage students in the classroom. Firstly, during Year 5s ‘Space’ topic alongside our writing ‘Stories with Suspense and Cliffhangers’ unit; I showed the opening sequence from the film Gravity as a hook for writing. Utlising EdPuzzle, I stopped the clip at certain moments, […]

Minecraft as inspiration for writing

In English lessons, 5 Violet have been studying the narrative poem: The Highwayman. After Miss Therese introduced the poem by dressing up as the highwayman and leading the students on a detective hunt to understand the difficult vocabulary; the class then set about learning the poem through drama and text mapping. Next the pupils were […]

Edmodo in Year 2

This term in Year 2 we have begun to use Edmodo to share ideas. The children are MASSIVELY excited!! The pilot has coincided with our Junk Modelling project. As a result, the students have a whole class group to contribute ideas, and a smaller group within that where the children have space to share ideas […]

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 […]


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 […]

WIRED Session – May 8th

Mark your calendars everyone for May 8th for our joint session using Minecraft.  We will be taking a deep dive into the world of Minecraft EDU and examining the how-to’s to Minecraft and also the implications for classrooms across campus.  We will continue to examine student engagement and using Minecraft to design authentic learning experiences […]