Since its release, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of a generation. Boasting over 100 million users all over the globe, Minecraft is now the third best selling game of all time behind Tetris and Wii Sports, and the game continues to sell 10,000 units per day with no sign of deceleration. Yes, there have been best-selling games before, but most parents are beginning to realize that Minecraft feels different. Minecraft is more than a game – it’s an alternate universe, a cultural scene, a coding platform, and tinkerer’s paradise. For both the well-versed parent as well as the uninitiated it is inevitable that Minecraft will cross your path. Here are seven surprising things that every parent should know about the game that is taking the world by storm.
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I have been doing a lot of traveling these past couple months. I attended the ISTE conference and gave a couple poster sessions. I also delivered professional development in my own district and a week long class in Arizona. One topic that is getting left behind in all this technology is coding. The Hour of Code has given a great boost to the awareness of programming, but I just read that an article recently that stated 9
pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!
I’VE just escaped the Apple institution. I’ve sent in my resignation, and fled down its bright white corridors curated by crass colourful pictures of iPhones past. I handed in my security pass and in return I was able to re-claim my creativity, individuality and free thinking from the secure Apple cloak room. For the first time in two years I feel light, creative and inspired.
Sue Osborne's insight:
This no surprise to me at all....and this is the technology and the company that many educational instiutions are betting on to "take" them somewhere in the future. It's a worry....
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