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Thanksgiving with Steve: Holidays in Minecraft (Only Java Edition)
Playful Digital Learning
In this one-day class, students will experience thankful fall harvest traditions (like Thanksgiving) from around the world with Steve like never before by building festive structures inside of Minecraft. (#builder)
It’s time to give thanks! In this one-day camp, students will learn the history of giving thanks for the harvest as a holiday and the traditions that surround them from all around the world. Would you like to construct a ship? How about decorating a table with fresh harvested foods? Use your imagination to give thanks and create festive structures! (For this class, students will need to purchase the Java Edition of Minecraft on their own computers). After class, students will receive a copy...
Students will learn about traditions from all around the world through information from such sites as https://www.history.com/news/8-thanksgiving-celebrations-around-the-world, https://www.history.com/news/8-thanksgiving-celebrations-around-the-world, https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/informational/rethinking-thanksgiving
Playful Digital Learning consists of people with a passion for teaching, gaming, and technology. We strive to inspire creativity, model reflection, and empower students to learn through play. Our teachers often have experience teaching both in person and online. The founder of Playful Digital Learning, Yoonhee Lee, has done extensive research on game-based literacy learning. She has a variety of teaching experience in K-12 and adult contexts in Korea and the US. She is currently teaching pre-service teachers in Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. Her research topic is focusing on multicultural learning and technology. Teacher, Daniel Kyle is a student at Arizona State University Majoring in Business Law. Daniel has been working with kids for the past 6 years where he helped teach Speech and Debate. Daniel has been customizing his own skins for the past couple of years for holidays and different themes for servers. Daniel has a multicultural background being half Asian and raised in a predominately Latinx area. Teacher, Carylanne Joubert Maier is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in English Studies. She loves writing stories and teaching kids to enjoy it too. She has played Minecraft since 2012 and enjoys designing and building in the game. Carylanne has a multicultural background being raised in a military family in multiple states surrounded by many cultures.
Students will need to download Minecraft Java Edition on the computer and Zoom. They will also need a microphone and a camera for video communication.
PDL Class Policy Please verify that your student understands our policy. We want our students to treat us and each other with respect, and we want to make sure everyone has an enjoyable class time. When in a Playful Digital Learning class, please respect your instructor and other students. - Follow the teacher’s instructions - Do not destroy buildings or writing of other students - Be polite and kind when suggesting or criticizing ideas - Allow other students to speak If the class is frequently interrupted or the student is misbehaving: - First time: Verbal or written warning - Second time: Put the student in a breakout room to speak with an instructor one on one - Third time: Kicked or temporarily banned from the Minecraft server or document until the teacher deems the behavior is corrected Any warnings will be communicated to the student’s parent/guardian. Please note that the Minecraft server may also be temporarily turned off while students are doing other tasks (such as writing or discussing).
Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved or associated with Mojang.
Playful Digital Learning consists of people with a passion for teaching, gaming, and technology. We strive to inspire creativity, model reflection, and empower students to learn through play. We offer an educational environment that fuels...
Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class