An end-of-year (spring 2014) activity for my 4th and 5th grade STEM students, challenging them to learn about navigation using coordinates in the world of Minecraft. (Similar to coordinate geometry, but different.)
1 page PDF student handout (Group assignment cards: Dell server - Mac server) - Read more about this assignment in this blog post. :-) Download (via DropBox) this MinecraftEDU 1.6.4 server world to run on your own computer. (This video tutorial shows you how.) The following 11 minute video provides an overview and instructions for the Orienteering Challenge! (Made with Explain Everything on an iPad.)
A 1 hour, 22 minute audio recording of my MinecraftEDU Mapping Media class on May 29, 2014 is available. (Video version also available.)
Introductory Minecraft Challenges: Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced (PDF)
Beginner Video: MinecraftEDU Beginner Challenge Tutorial: Craft 10 Wood and Stone Tools (2 min, 45 sec)
Advanced Video: MineCraft Tutorials: How to Bake a Cake (2 min, 30 sec)
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