Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Auroa Primary School - Modelling in Minecraft

Our students are busy working on their individual student blogs, which are developing and you can view on the sidebar on this blog.   We also have several other projects underway.   One of the changes this year is that we have Minecraft installed on the class ipads.  We're using Minecraft to create three dimensional models of our classroom to publish online.   The first part of this process was that the students created a map of the Room One classroom.   We were focussing on scale.

Students have drawn this in their planning book.  Stage two was that the students used a resource to build a block model of the classroom or the school.   The next stage of the process is that our students are creating a three dimensional model of our classroom using Minecraft.   The students have used Minecraft before, but for some this is the first time
that they are modelling an actual building that they are familiar with.

One of the sites that we will be using in the classroom this year was created by Shaun Wood, a teacher from Auckland.  Minecraft Kids Quests has been designed to create thought provoking challenges for students to create using Minecraft.  There is collaboration between students based on ideas and tasks.  You can visit the site by clicking on the link here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is so cool! I hope our teacher let's us do some cool work like this!
    From Kaea, Room 3, Balmacewen.