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Lessons, ideas and resources related to MinecraftEDU. In November 2013, our school purchased 29 licenses of MinecraftEDU software to use in our Win7 computer lab.

August 2014 MinecraftEDU Build Photos: Fri Aug 22 - Mon Aug 25

Orienteering Challenge

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.)


Perimeter / Area Building Challenge


Introduction to MinecraftEDU

MinecraftEDU Introduction



A 1 hour, 22 minute audio recording of my MinecraftEDU Mapping Media class on May 29, 2014 is available. (Video version also available.)

Other Lesson Ideas


Advanced Video: MineCraft Tutorials: How to Bake a Cake (2 min, 30 sec)


Other Lesson Ideas

  1. MinecraftEDU Lesson Archives (official wiki)
  2. Vermont Minecraft Workshop Lessons (Dec 2013)
  3. Invitation to Minecraft Challenge by Stephen Getter and Sherry Jones (Dec 2013 - undergrad challenge, also available as a PDF)

Online Groups / Forums

Tablet / Smartphone Apps

  1. Minecraft Explorer Pro HD ($3) - iPad
  2. Pro Craft (free) - for Android

3D Printing

  1. Printcraft (download Minecraft models to print on 3D printer)

My MinecraftEDU Tutorial Videos


MinecraftEDU Twitter Channels & Blogs to Follow)

  1. Joel Levin - @MinecraftTeachr
  2. Zack Gilbert - @edgamer
  3. http://educatinglotus.wordpress.com
  4. The day in the life of AJ
  5. Elisabeth Morrow School Blog

Interesting Mods to Check Out

  1. qCraft (quantum physics principles)
  2. Tropicraft

YouTube Channels

Other Resources

  1. Alexander Fryer's 30 minute K-12 Online Conference presentation in 2012: "Creating and Playing in Minecraft"


Please share other resources to add to this page by tweeting @wfryer.

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