Minecraft Education Server – Lessons So Far

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This month I am celebrating two years of curriculum lesson creation in Minecraft. It’s been an amazing couple of years for what has become the ImmersiveMinds Education Server. While it started a lot earlier as an online training tool for teachers, it has developed into a huge, virtual classroom, with lessons of every kind dotted around a virtual learning environment. Created entirely in Vanilla Minecraft (the original and most basic Minearft version), each lesson can be applied to any school wishing to visit the server itself or purchase the map for their own server. The lessons are also easily ported to MinecraftEDU, a fab version of Minecraft designed specifically for education. The next phase of development for the map is in development and will take it’s use in schools to even more teachers and pupils. So this post is a celebration of the lessons created so far and a huge thank you to all the parents, teachers and pupils across the world who have contributed so far. Thank you!

This week I created a ‘Metro Map’ showing the four main education themes and the lesson areas of the ImmersiveMinds Minecraft Education Map. The images below the map show some of the lesson builds within each lesson area to date. When navigating the map in Minecraft, there are real rail tracks you can use to get to each area or simply follow on foot. So why not visit, get on board and check the lessons out for yourself.

Click the map and each image to enlarge 

 

Immersive Metro Map

Red Line – CPD Central

Following this line will take you around a good mix of lesson ideas for using Minecraft in the classroom. These are:

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8-Bit Art Gallery

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Maps and Mapping

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Flags of the World

Puzzle Maker

Puzzle Maker

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Probability Farm

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Building to a Budget

 

Planet Earth

Planet Earth

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Our Solar System

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Physics Lighthouse

Blue Line – Religion

The blue line will take you around builds designed to assist in teaching Religion in the classroom. These are:

Christianity

Christianity

Islam

Islam

Paganism

Paganism

Yellow Line – History

Following this line will take you around the lesson areas dedicated to famous historical sites, landscapes and structures. These are:

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Pompeii

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Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Rome

Green Line – Environmental Science

Following this line will take you around a series of lesson areas designed for teaching environmental science and sustainability in the classroom. These are:

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Food Source Farm

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Urban Planning

Landfill

Landfill

 

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Natural Water Systems

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Hydro Power

Flooding

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Water Pollution

Flooding

Flooding

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Eco Village

Forest Fires

Forest Fires

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Forestry 

Here’s a video showing you the world in action: (huge thanks to @ColinGally)


If you would like me to help you bring Minecraft and games-based learning into your school or organisation or if you would like access to, or to purchase the ImmersiveMinds Eduction Map for your school or organisation, please Contact Me.

 

 Images taken using a Shader to create more realistic water effects. 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Ryan Bennett |

    Hi,

    I am an I.C.T. instructor based in a school for additional support needs in Ayrshire. I am currently using MinecraftEdu as a teaching tool across the curriculum. Focusing on literacy (Roald Dahl Unit) of late as well as the BBC Build it Scotland. Looking to expand my lessons and contribute to the Minecraft for learning community. Let me know if I can get involved, help out with the server you have created.

    Thanks,

    Ryan.

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