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
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:
Blue Line – Religion
The blue line will take you around builds designed to assist in teaching Religion in the classroom. These are:
Yellow Line – History
Following this line will take you around the lesson areas dedicated to famous historical sites, landscapes and structures. These are:
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:
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.