Friday, July 25, 2014

Host Your Own Minecraft Server for Free on Amazon Web Services

For educators interested in improving their Minecraft skills, nothing beats having your own server that you can share with a few key experts (aka students). Those folks that have never used Amazon Web Services in the past can create a virtual server for free for a whole year. This will allow you to explore Minecraft on your own schedule from anywhere on the planet and with whom ever you wish. The following free eBook is a tutorial on how to get started. It is written from a Mac users point of view, but information is relative to Windows and Linux users too.

(Open in iBooks or any ePub compatible eBook reader.)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Designing Classroom Learning Spaces

I had the great fortune of attending the Nueva Design Thinking Institute in June for four days. Nueva is one of the pioneers in integrating Design Thinking into the k12 curriculum. Learning spaces can contribute greatly to the effectiveness of learning and curriculum design. Nueva School, with support of the Stanford D School, have created a wonderful environment for students to learn. The following eBook (epub) contains some of the things I learned about their physical learning environments and can provide some ideas and thinking related to creating similar learning spaces. Let me know what you think!