Created Minecraft Skin for My School Club with Skin Studio

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During Minecraft club, I observe my students cultivating their communities and developing their civic skills in the game (Click here to see the learning objectives of the club.). Last week, I noticed something that testifies that I am a newb to Minecraft; I was the only player with the default skin (Steve). In Minecraft, a skin is the textural surface area of a player. All my students were running around with custom skins that made them distinct. So over the weekend, I used Minecraft Skin Studio to create my character’s skin.

The app provides you with a menu. Tap on ‘Create a Skin.’

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You have three options when creating your skin. You can choose from template skins (provides you with a head, but no clothes), community skins (skins created by other users), or start on your own blank skin. I chose the Hunter skin created by Andiman117, and edited the head to make it look somewhat like me.

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Community Skins

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Template Skins

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Select what part of the skin you would like to edit.

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Editing Box

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After you have finished creating your skin, you will need to upload it to Minecraft.net. Tap on the ‘Upload’ button, ‘Upload to Minecraft.net,’ and then ‘Confirm & Start Upload.’

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The app will send you to your web browser. Tap on ‘Change’ to change your default skin to the one you just created.

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Here is my skin for my  ‘MrEdTech’ Minecraft character!

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5 thoughts on “Created Minecraft Skin for My School Club with Skin Studio

  1. Hi David, I came across your blog the other day and I’ve been inspired. My students, much like the sounds of yours, are a little obsessed with Minecraft and I have been using it in class for various tasks. They have been asking me to start a Minecraft club at school but I wasn’t quite sure exactly what I wanted them to get out of it. I know that I don’t want them to simply build and demolish structures aimlessly. I think the structure of your club is great and the way you have incorporated civics and citizenship is very clever. So I have 2 questions for you.
    1. Would you mind if I borrowed your concept and applied it with my group?
    2. Would you or one of your students be interested in a Skype session with my group to talk to them about your Minecraft Club?

    I work at a primary school called St Albans Meadows in Melbourne Australia (www.samps.vic.edu.au) and also as an Apple Distinguished Educator. I would love to set up some kind of program/mentorship with your students.

    Please let me know if this interests you at all. Thanks

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