Minecraft in school

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  1. Thesolcity
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    Imagine art class being a modded minecraft server for just your class. (Each class gets their own server save).
    It would be a local server, so no worries about logging in, the school would activate and update as necessary. You could take it a step further and basically install a TMI mod on each client and add the "/give" command available to each student (With certain items banned, of course). Nether could be on or off, you can turn animal/monster spawns on or off, and the teacher could be the admin walking around. Oh, and each student would have a protected lot for him/her to build and only them. I think that would be a pretty sweet/"school affordable" art class, what do you guys think?

    Each school would buy a copy of Minecraft for the entire school, as opposed to multiple copies of some expensive product (ex: Latest Photoshop Suite).
     


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    /win
     
  3. Slyakin

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    I remember an article about this really existing.

    Lemme find it...

    Okay, here's the link.

    Here's the first episode as well:

    [youtube]sb4PYDTfSbQ[/youtube]
     
  4. tagzard

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    My school is anti minecraft.
     
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    That is...an incredibly stupid idea.
     
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    So you basically want minecraft to replace photoshop in art class?
     
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    That would be a good idea. I don't like photoshopping in class because teachers know crap about photoshop.
     
  8. Thesolcity
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    No I don't want it to replace it, but it could boost creativity. A lot. Besides, a friend of mine took an Art Class that had Photoshop, and literally all they taught him was how to use the "magic brush" thing. Its a hell of a lot cheaper too, my old high school had to get rid of its entire library due to budget cuts, is this really the time to be buying expensive brand name software for the sake of teaching kids to use a default function you could easily learn by just reading the manual? I don't think so.
     
  9. _Chaz_

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    That's a bad idea. It doesn't teach any real skills that can be used. No one's gonna hire someone with Minecraft experience over someone with even a basic knowledge of Photoshop.
     
  10. Thesolcity
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    Anyone who would want/need to use Photoshop either already knows how, or can find an easier way. Teaching someone about a simple brush feature isn't going to make a difference. You can also always take Photo editing in College where they can afford the programs.
     
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    It might be a fun idea to try out once, as an entertaining change of pace for the students, but Minecraft could never be a frequent tool for art classes.
     
  12. Thesolcity
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    It could/would boost creativity by a lot though. It also would be very entertaining. [​IMG]
     
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    Bad idea. If I'd have had access to Minecraft in art lessons all I would have done was made massive redstone stuff that had nothing to do with art.
     
  14. Slyakin

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    The way that they're using it now (if you looked at my link) is by teaching to 2nd graders. That's the perfect age group, in my opinion. It teaches them really (REALLY) basic architecture, and some aspects of socialization.

    Later down the line, they can use Photoshop.
     
  15. Thesolcity
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    I saw that link, and I was surprised some kids knew/had played it before.
    I can't even get my little brother to play pokémon red, he's an FPS fanboy. :/
     
  16. Sora de Eclaune

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    I always thought Minecraft would be a good aid in learning. Like, in a college course or something. You know, with redstone circuits and recreating real life monuments and the like.


    Which reminds me... I've still got to create a tutorial level for a friend of mine. He's not used to the controls or the gameplay of Minecraft, so he asked me to create a tutorial level to help him get used to all the controls and all of that. Hoo boy, I'm gonna be swamped with a lot of redstone circuits so pistons can be used as removable blockades....
     
  17. AlanJohn

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    Free minecraft.....
    Hmm......

    HELL YES!
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  18. RoyalCardMan

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    Actually, I like your idea.

    Minecraft allows you to make "electronics" and use them for certain things. This would teach kids how to invent and how to be creative. Schools these days rely to much on reality to teach kids. In order for kids to be successful in schools, they need imagination(and don't get dirty here).
     
  19. Sora de Eclaune

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    Exactly what I was thinking of.
     
  20. machomuu

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    That's called Industrialcraft.