Inspired by my son and daughter, I thought this post would be appropriate. They are the biggest Minecraft fans that I know and inspired me to not only write this but start playing too. It’s obvious that I am not as good as they are, but it’s great learning for children and adults alike.
The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Survival is where the player must acquire resources to build the world and maintain health. The creative mode where players have unlimited resources to build with and the ability to fly. Adventure mode where players can play custom maps created by other players, and a spectator mode where players can fly around and clip through blocks, but cannot place or destroy any.
They have both tried to get me to play in this mode, but I just haven’t got the hang out it yet. In this mode, players gather natural resources (such as wood and stone) found in the environment in order to craft certain blocks and items.
In creative mode, players have access to all of the resources and items in the game through the inventory menu and can place or remove them instantly. Players, who are able to fly freely around the game world.
Besides the main version, Minecraft Classic and Minecraft 4k for the PC are also available.
Minecraft: Education Edition
The Education Edition gives teachers the tools they need to use on an everyday basis.
There are a few differences between Minecraft and MinecraftEDU. The main concept is the same, an open sandbox world. and MinecraftEDU will be able to retain characteristics. Finally the last large difference is that students can take in-game photos. These online notebooks will be sharable with other students.
My favorite mode is creative so stay tuned as I am sure there will be more great construction coming soon.