Fedsie's Teaching Blog

Sharing teaching ideas, experiences and resources.


Minecraft project at School

I’ve been developing a project where I’d like students to do a group build and construct a scaled model of our high school in MinecraftEdu. Here are a few snapshots. More details on on this page, Model high school in Minecraft.

MC Structure Planner

MC Structure Planner


First building constructed was C-block

Ground plans in Minecraft

Overview of ground plans in Minecraft



VW and MC weekend


I spent 4.5 hours on Friday night in Minecraft with some crazy avatars and animals – MasterNomNom (Nick – our host and chief MC coach), SarumanTheWise (Nathan – 2IC), captainflint006 (Kate), Viviene5 (Viviene), mw3crazyblops3 (Cvon), Fedsie (me) and Wildfire & Bellamie (Horses). I learned how to spawn and tame wild horses and became known as the MC horse whisperer. Nathan set us to survival mode and taught us how to fight the mob. We learned how to attack using different weapons (swords, bows and arrows) and how to survive by keeping up our energy.

Here’s a beautiful video by Kate of some of the pics taken.

And here are some shots that I took.

TamedDog VivNme Bellamie_MChorse Horsewhisperer2 MeAndTaffy


After finishing up in Minecraft (at about 11.00 pm) I went to check out the the Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education conference…


and had a bit of a dance.


Joined Kate at the Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education conference. Attended the “Kids Learning Science and More in Virtual World” presented by Carolyn Lowe (avatar Clowey Greenwood) and Amy Pihlainen (avatar Elsie Ocello) from Northern Michigan University.

MeNKate SelfieWithKate SelfieWithKate2

Met up with Kate again before the next seminar.

Followed this up with the seminar “Massively @ Jokaydia and Project Mist” presented by Jo Kay, Nathaniel, Harry and Donelle Batty.

See their blog here: http://tased-news.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/riverside-high-presents-world-class.html




Minecraft Mondays

This week we learned how to make circuits with pistons using redstone. I took a photo; a ‘selfie with friends’ as it has been described by Nick (year 10 student) who facilitates the jam.

I also recorded part of the session when Nathan (son of one of the teachers, Kate) was demonstrating his canon.

Here is a video recorded by Vivienne (a teacher) showing us building the redstone circuits under the instruction of Nathan.


Integrating gaming and game design

I’m currently looking into gaming and game design and how these could be integrated into teaching and learning in Science. My focus at the moment has been in the use of Kodu Game Lab and Minecraft. Early days as I’m just trying to develop some basic skills in how they work. Over time I’ll also been experimenting with quests.

My new MC skin

My new MC skin

Minecraft jam

Minecraft jam

Here’s some land that I’ve started to settle in Minecraft and am putting to practice some of the skills that I have been learning.

Kodu Game Lab

Kodu Game Lab

Here’s a eco-game that I created using Kodu.

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