Minecraft Unplugged (September 6th)
Saturday, 6 September 2014 from 10:30 to 16:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Minecraft for people who want to put play, engagement and learning at the heart of their offer.
Recently Minecraft has been making the news for being an online interactive game that aids learning and creativity, as well as being a game that is enjoyed by over 33 Million people of all ages the world over. Young people might disappear into the world of Minecraft never to be seen before tea time again, but what are they doing? Could it be that Minecraft has massive potential for us to play and learn together in creating worlds, futures and scenarios in a way which brings all ages together in a common pursuit?
We will be running a day of getting to grips with the potential of Minecraft with our partner Leeds Library and Information Service.
During the day you will experience Minecraft as a learning tool and at play. From basic controls, movement and in game functions to complete creative freedom and collaboration with others. You will also import your very own designs from online software applications into Minecraft and export the finished Minecraft design back out to a 3D printer.
Sounds confusing and complex? Don’t worry, this experience has been specifically designed to cater for those who have never touched these kinds of technologies to those who are comfortable with them all. As largely pioneering technologies, we expect that most of our visitors will fall onto the former category. This experience will help you develop confidence and competence in using games as a tools for learning, the internet, web applications and 3D printing while offering you a chance to have huge amounts of fun.
Along with showing you some amazing examples of how cities, towns, galleries and museums, schools, charities and businesses have been experimenting with Minecraft, we also have a real life challenge you can apply your learning to as a starter
So is this for you?
What else do you need to know?
Unlike most other workshops we’re pretty happy if you want to bring the kids along. We welcome kids over 11, and they can bring their own device and show off their Minecraft prowess. If you bring younger children, we'll have some activity going on but you'll need to supervise them.
We've had some funding support and as a result we're delighted to be able to bring the cost of the full day down to £30 adults and £7.50 under 18's
You are welcome to bring your own devices and packed lunch.
The space is fully accessible.
We are delighted to have bagged Adam Clarke and Stephen Reid, who are in high demand for their skills. We expect tickets to go like hotcakes from people prepared to travel the UK, so don't dilly dally!
Adam Clarke is a forefront creator within games based learning, delivering and consulting on its uses and application, with special focus on Minecraft in education, heritage and social settings. Recently shortlisted for the Tate Britain I K Prize for exceptional talent in the digital industry, he has over 20 years experience of engaging people in creative digital practice.
Stephen Reid is a creative producer with a passion for merging ICT with education, art and culture. A gamer with the 80's and 90's classics at heart, he is a games-based learning pioneer, bringing off-the-shelf games to the forefront of educational thinking. Stephen is also a Minecraft teacher, runs a Minecraft server dedicated to and catering for, teachers and parents all over the world. He was a Minecon2012 panelist and Mojam2014 winner. Feel free to pick his brains about a host of games you can use across multiple platforms.
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We are on a serious mission to have fun!