Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids: Family-Friendly Projects for Exploring and Teaching Math, Science, History, and Culture Through Creative Building

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Take charge of your child's screen time and learn fun lessons in math, science, art, architecture, and game design! Balancing your child's screen time can be difficult, especially when it comes to popular open-ended video games like Minecraft. The game offers players an exploration, imagination, and creation-focused environment, but its nonlinear game structure can mean spending a lot of time in the game. Minecraft Lab for Kids includes a variety of creative exercises that explore the game's aspects and use them to teach fun, educational lessons. Begin the book by brushing up on some common Minecraft language and examining each of the four game modes: survival, creative, adventure, and spectator. Then, use this knowledge to venture off onto the six different quests that encourage child and adult participation. These "gamified" labs will allow your child to earn stickers and badges as rewards as they complete quests. You'll even learn how to screencast and narrate your own videos to share with family and friends! Unofficial Minecraft Lab for Kids provides a fun, educational gaming goals that you and your child can reach together!
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John Miller holds multiple and single subject credentials in history and science. He has been a middle school teacher for over 20 years and has taught every subject in grades 6-8. He also holds a Masters degree from San Diego State University in Educational Technology and Instructional Design and is a Google Certified Teacher, San Luis Obispo County CUE (Computer Using Educators) Board President, and a CUE Lead Learner. John is a featured presenter at conferences and workshops around the country. He loves teaching 21st-century skills to his students, and his passions include student blogging, e-learning, Minecraft in the classroom, photography, Apple, and Google. John is a contributor to Minecraft in the Classroom (Peachpit Press, 10/14).

Chris Scott works to design the classroom culture and environment. He is an authorized Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, President of Santa Barbara CUE, CUE Lead Learner and a CK-12 Champion. He loves using Design Thinking, Agile project

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Publisher
Quarry Books
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Published on
Jun 1, 2016
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Pages
144
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ISBN
9781631591853
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books
Juvenile Nonfiction / Art / General
Juvenile Nonfiction / Games & Activities / Video & Electronic Games
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