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@xannov
Nottingham, England
ICT Coordinator at a UK Junior School
Interests: many and varied :-)
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It's July. Term officially ended a few days ago and I've taken a couple of days off completely to recharge batteries before heading back into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Beasts
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Days seemed to pass, yet the children still didn’t feel any hunger pains. Nathaniel commented on their lack of appetite. “Hey guys, have you noticed we’ve been here for several days, and yet we’ve not thought about food” he said. “Oh yes. You’re right. That’s weird”, replied Ada. “I’ve not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Beasts
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The three children watched as the beasts continued to run from the erupting volcano. Nathaniel and Ada turned their heads to face the volcano. Lava began to run down the rocky side of the mountain looking like rivers of fire. The lava began to move rapidly towards the three children.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at Beasts
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...it's amazing how quickly you can get something built. Which left enough time to get started on a few more terraces. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at MineCraftEdu
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The new recruits to the Minecraft have been busy building their own properties in allocated plots of land. However, these buildings are now complete and the pupils have moved onto a new challenge. They logged in and met the teacher at an empty street. Empty that is, apart from a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at MineCraftEdu
The children began to run in the same direction as the animals had, but they were finding it hard to breathe because of the dust the animals had kicked up. Ada coughed and slowed down. Jacob coughed too and stopped running. His left hand rested on his knee as he... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Beasts
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It's always good to start again, and a new team of 20 pupils have had their first session in the world. They had a play with the keys and getting used to moving (when they've only played MC using a console, it's a little different using a keyboard!), and then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at MineCraftEdu
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So after completing the project, we have since made two minor changes. (1) The Raspberry Pi we used has been replaced with a Raspberry Pi Zero (much smaller than the standard Pi), and the speakers have been replaced by a fitted 'Speaker pHat' that sits on top of the Pi... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at STEAM @porchester
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With the pupils completing the cinema design, it's time to move onto a new project. Except that there is one more thing needed at the cinema - something on the screens. They are sitting there blank. What would be much better would be picture (or a movie playing - even... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at MineCraftEdu
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Using the isometric view that MCMap creates from MineCraft data, (as mentioned in a previous post) I've created a view of the World created so far by pupils over the past few years. Seeing it like this, it suddenly becomes apparent just how much creativity there has been. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at MineCraftEdu
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This week the pupils completed their Palace design. They placed a two block high wooden fence on the roof to add an effect that worked perfectly as the final touch. As they had a little time left after completing this, they returned to the cinema design (they started this long... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at MineCraftEdu