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Let’s Play: Minecraft Education (October 12)

Minecraft Education Edition

Autumn break is coming and it’s time to play some games!  

This session’s purpose is gaining basic knowledge of interdisciplinary collaboration. Therefore, we will play a game to explore your own strengths and how to use them in a group to reach a common goal.  

Minecraft Education 

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. 

Bring your own laptop to the session and 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.  

Download Instructions 

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:
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!

Rooms per location:

Leeuwarden: X-Lab (R10-building)

Emmen: K1.04 (kennispoort, BGG vide)

Meppel: tba
Groningen: tba

Schedule of October 12

15:45 – 16:00Walk-In
16:00 – 16:15Welcome and Start
16:15 – 18:00 (*)Programme: Minecraft Education Edition
* The time frames are approximate, programme parts will start subsequent to the previous part.