Monthly Archives: February 2017
Jon Martindale of Digital Trends writes that “Microsoft and Mojang have been working hard at further developing Minecraft Education Edition, and at the start of 2017, the two firms have announced that this version of the game has now hit 1.0. Minecraft Education Edition is the same Minecraft world you know and love, but with specific features aimed at students and teachers. It has NPCs for tutorials, simple multiplayer server setup, camera and portfolio recording, in-game chalkboards and downloadable lesson plans for educators. While all of those features have been present since the early days of Minecraft Education Edition in late 2016, now that it’s hit version 1.0, there are a number of new features to enjoy, too.”
To read more about Minecraft Education Edition V1.0 click here –
It is great to have a physical copy of what was for so long an electronic file on my laptop. Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games by Anthony W. Palmer.
My presentation on Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games got off to a rough start with the sound system, but fortunately they were able to fix the problem. The rest of the presentation went well. I was so happy to have my extended family their to learn more about what I’ve been working on! Once again the audience had excellent questions about games and learning.
My Hooding Ceremony at Azusa Pacific University – Department of Educational Leadership
I presented my research on Higher Order Thinking Skills in 3 iPad Games, at the California Educational Research Association in Sacramento California. My room was full of people who asked many thoughtful questions about games and learning.