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#1 of 9 Old 12-17-2013, 10:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
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One of my kids loves minecraft and has had chances to play it at a friends house where there is an extra laptop...The mom thought she had heard of "servers" where other homeschoolers or maybe educators have created worlds with architecture that goes along with ancient history or some such? Or just with groups of other kids that could basically be counted on to be nice? Anyways, if anyone has any info on how to join homeschool-related servers, that would be awesome! You could post or pm me if you want, thanks!

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Not sure about free homeschool servers although I am sure there are some.  You could contact Minecraft Homeschool http://minecrafthomeschool.com I am sure they'd know a lot about different things available.  These guys also offer paid classes if you and your kid are interested.

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Not sure about free homeschool servers although I am sure there are some.  You could contact Minecraft Homeschool http://minecrafthomeschool.com I am sure they'd know a lot about different things available.  These guys also offer paid classes if you and your kid are interested.

 

 

We're doing the holiday server of the one linked above.  It SHOULD have been good in theory but it's not really working out that way and I'm not sure if that's because it's not one of their regular classes and/or because we didn't pay the extra $5 for it to be a "graded" thing.

 

I find my son gets on there and plays with other kids, but I didn't get any communication about what he's supposed to be doing each week and so he's not been doing any research to contribute meaningfully to the environment.  For example: one week they should've been working on "The Forbidden City" and adding things related to ancient China.  That would mean they need to find out what BELONGS in a city in ancient China... right?  But so far as I can see, nothing holds my kid accountable for doing that.  Does that make sense?  And *I* cannot hold him accountable because I don't know what the goal is for the week.

 

I do intend to e-mail them about this before signing him up again, though.


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Could someone give me a quick description of minecraft? My DS was exposed to it over the holidays.
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Could someone give me a quick description of minecraft? My DS was exposed to it over the holidays.

 

It's a video game where the person playing mines and harvests various items like iron ore, wood, wool (shears sheep for it), etc.  Then they use the items that they harvested to create other things (i.e. iron ore = shears for the wool).  My 6 year old hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet, but my 45-year-old husband loves it duh.gif


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Cool. Sounds better than the games my boyfriend plays. ;-)
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There's also a TON of building and creating things.  So a kid who likes architecture or Legos could be in their glory.


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Hello,

 

I am a k-12 teacher who has been running a Minecraft in the classroom pilot for the last two years. Here is the blog accounting our work: www.craft-academy.com

 

I recently launched an educational server custom made for the classroom setting that can be subscribed to on a month-to-month basis.

- No violence

- No foul language

- Private plots for making projects

- Fun mini games

- Safe and Secure private server

 

http://educrafting.enjin.com

 

Come take a look!

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Another great homeschool server is Skrafty - they have homeschool classes as well as an open server for the kids to play.  


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