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Let’s Play: Minecraft Education (16 December)

Minecraft Education Edition

The holidays are coming and it’s time to play some games! Almost every student is familiar with the game called Minecraft and has probably played it multiple times.

For everyone that doesn’t know: Minecraft is a multiplayer sandbox game where you have a blocky world to explore and build in. You can go on adventures and find treasure around the infinite world. But be careful, threats are are everywhere, so you’ll need some good gear! How about some diamond tools and armour? Well, you will first have to mine for it in the numerous dark caves, full of dangerous creatures such as zombies, skeletons, and more! Maybe it’s a better idea to stay above ground and pet your dog, feed the cows, and find yourself some entertainment from dolphins?

In this inspiration session we are going to play with another version of Minecraft, which is called Minecraft Education Edition. This version is specifically made for educational purposes and has some extra features that you won’t find in the normal editions of Minecraft.

It is advised to install Minecraft Education Edition in advance to make it easier for yourself and save some time in the session. The instructions for downloading and installing are below. If you have questions, please ask your coach!

Download instructions

So we are going to make use of Minecraft Education. This is a version of Minecraft that is available for free with a NHL Stenden account. You can find the download instructions below.

1. Go to the download page of Minecraft Education: https://education.minecraft.net/get-started.
2. Download the installation file and execute it.
3. Log in with your NHL Stenden account.

Done! You can select a skin in “Settings” if you would like. You can also play the tutorial, instructions for that are below.

1. Click “Play” and select “View library”.
2. Click “How to play”.
3. Click “Start here” and select “Education Edition tutorial”.
4. Click “Create world” in the upper right corner and you’re ready to play!

All students from NHL Stenden are welcome to join this session. It will be casted in Blackboard Collaborate, starting at 14.30 hrs. You can ‘walk in’ 15 minutes earlier and have a chat if you like.

Students that are subscribed to X-Honours are asked to join via the X-Honours’ Blackboard course.

Schedule Wednesday 16 December

TimeActivity
14:15 hrs.Walk in @ Blackboard Collaborate.
Bring your own high tea 😉
14:30 hrs.Welcome, announcements, and pitches
14:45 hrs. (app.*)Inspiration session by Steven de Rooij
16.00 hrs. (app.*)Basecamp time
* Times are approximate, programme parts will start subsequent to the previous part.