Well I have spent about 2-3 hours map making, and have just finished a brand new map. I was sitting around today writing courses for my Year 7 Science class, and I came across de Bono's 'thinking hats' and thought to myself, that is normally pretty dry and boring, and the kids seem to forget it as soon as the lesson finishes, maybe I should try making a Minecraft map to teach them instead.
So a few hours later, wham, one appeared before my eyes.
Nope, not really but without the advanced build tools of MinecraftEdu it would have taken significantly longer to create this map. I am not completely sold on the map as yet, it is not 'fun' yet, I am going to have to think of some ways to spice it up a bit, but the majority of information is laid out in a nice linear path going through various areas of the map.
I am thinking that it might be also be worthwhile creating a map for the 'multiple intelligences' and getting the students to fill out a MI survey whilst running around a Minecraft world, but at this stage the survey is over 30 questions long, and getting a 'final score' at the end stating which intelligence is the strongest is going to be very tricky too. I will ponder this some more over the coming weeks and see what I can come up with.
I recorded about 2 hours of map making, and I would like to edit and speed up the video down to around 15 minutes if I can, if not I will have to upload it to youtube in parts, which is fine, but it is always good to have a goal.
Now here are some screenshots of the map, if you think you might like to use it, or you just want it to have a look, let me know through the comments and I will sort something out.
Thanks for taking the time to read, hope your enjoyed, and again, if you think you could use this, or have ideas on how it could be improved, please let me know in the comments.