EdTech Training Center for Minecraft

This video provides a tour of the EdTech Training Center.
This training server is a safe and instructional environment where teachers, student-support specialists, and administrators can practice playing Minecraft. Members who join the server can train in exploration, gathering of resources, crafting, and the construction of structures. Players also learn how access server commands as server operators so that they can manage and control their own servers.

Intro music by Carnage (“Mara”)

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Minecraft Community Project (3rd Grade Social Studies)

Special thanks to Jon Barry, Annette Welpman, Katherine Fleetwood, and Rebecca Mitchell!

Korea International School Standards/Benchmarks

Standard 1- Culture: Knowledge Benchmarks
A – “Culture” refers to the behaviours beliefs, values, traditions, institutions, and ways of living together of a group of people;
C – How cultural beliefs, behaviours, and values allow human groups to solve the problems of daily living;
D – How culture may change in response to changing needs and concerns;
2 – Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways various cultural groups meet similar needs and concerns
Standard 3 – People, Places, and Environments: Knowledge Benchmarks
A – The theme of people, places, and environments involves the study of location, place, and the interactions of people with their surroundings;
D – Factors influencing various community, state, and regional patterns of human settlement, such as the availability of land and water, and places for people to live;
G – Benefits and problems resulting from the discovery and use of resources;
Standard 4 – Individual Development and Identity: Knowledge Benchmarks
D – Individuals bring specific abilities, interests, and talents in working with others to make decisions and solve problems;
Standard 5 – Individuals, Groups, and Institutions: Knowledge Benchmarks
B – Concepts such as: community, culture, role, competition, cooperation, rules, and norms;
F – How the rules and norms of groups to which they belong impact their lives;
Standard 6 – Power, Authority and Governance: Knowledge Benchmarks
E – The ways in which governments meet the needs and wants of citizens.
Standard 7 – Production, Distribution and Consumption: Knowledge Benchmarks
C – What people and communities gain and give up when they make a decision;
Standard 9 – Global Connections: Knowledge Benchmarks
D – All cultures have similar needs, but meet those needs in different ways that may influence or be influenced by global connections

Anchor Charts & Other Additions to My Computer Lab Walls

Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are great for students who need help in “anchoring” their learning to  experiences and topics. These visual resources provide students with relevant and current learning content whenever they need them. Anchor charts also help students make a connection between past learned content to their current learning content. In my computer class especially, students will understand that there is a transfer of current knowledge to learning of new technologies (Standard 6a). 


Here is the anchor chart I created for my 1st graders who are learning about word processing. 


Here is an “Digital Comic” anchor chart I created for my kindergarten students.


Here is an anchor chart for advanced Google Search skills (created by HackCollege.com) that I added for my upper elementary students.  


I also added some more posters that I thought would be relevant to my students.


Letters from Students!

I would say this is my favorite addition to my computer lab! Appreciate the love that my students give me!


Uploading Video onto YouTube with iOS Device

1. Open your Capture app. Rotate your iOS device to record video, or tap on the ALL VIDEOS icon at the bottom of the screen to choose a video you already took. Then choose the video you would like to upload from the video list on the right.

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2. You can add music at the top of the screen. You can also edit the video by adding a new clip or adding an existing clip.

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3. Title your video, change your privacy settings, choose a social media site to share your video, and then tap on UPLOAD at the top right corner.

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Uploading Video onto YouTube with Android Device

1. Open your YouTube app and tap on the Uploads menu button on the sidebar. You will then find and tap on a button that has a up-facing arrow with a line under it.
2. This will provide you with a group of apps where you can locate video on your device.
3. Choose your video.

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4. Type in the title of your video.
5. Choose one of the viewing options (Public, Unlisted, or Private).
6. Then tap on UPLOAD at the top right corner.

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