minecraft resources

Minecraft Resource: 4 Quadrant Template (Grass Version)

In a recent post, I mentioned beginning to work with some 4th grade teachers. They wanted a world where they could have multiple classes working, but each class separately contained. Thus, this template was created.

Name: 4 Quadrant Template World (Grass Version)
Creator: Rachel Moravec
Description: A downloadable world with 4 grass quadrants for PC editions of Minecraft. Students should spawn in the central building, and teachers using add-ons can easily set spawn points. Signs are posted to divide each class into their zones. Each zone is laid out with grass to make natural builds easier. Each zone is 402 x 402 square blocks.
Notes: This world works great on vanilla versions of Minecraft. However, it works best on versions running Spigot with the EssentialsX add-on. With this add-on, the spawn point can be set, as well as different warp points for each class. Please note this isn’t required, but optional.
Link: 4 Quadrant Template (Grass Version)

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Need help importing world files into your Minecraft? Check out this tutorial for more information.

Minecraft Resource: 4 Quadrant Template (Colored Zones Version)

In a recent post, I mentioned beginning to work with some 4th grade teachers. They wanted a world where they could have multiple classes working, but each class separately contained. Thus, this template was created.

Name: 4 Quadrant Template World (Colored Zones Version)
Creator: Rachel Moravec
Description: A downloadable world with 4 colored quadrants for PC editions of Minecraft. Students should spawn in the central building, and teachers using add-ons can easily set spawn points. Signs are posted to divide each class into their zones. Each zone is a different color for easy sorting, and has grid marks that makes laying out a build easier. Each zone is 402 x 402 square blocks.
Notes: This world works great on vanilla versions of Minecraft. However, it works best on versions running Spigot with the EssentialsX add-on. With this add-on, the spawn point can be set, as well as different warp points for each class. Please note this isn’t required, but optional.
Link: 4 Quadrant Template (Colored Zones Version)

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Need help importing world files into your Minecraft? Check out this tutorial for more information.

Minecraft Resource: City Layout Starter

I’ve been working on setting up the city layout that will guide my Minecraft: Cityscapers kiddos in their design of their project city build. I decided to share this project world with anyone who wants to have the basic layout done.

Name: Minecraft City Layout Starter World
Creator: Rachel Moravec
Description: A downloadable world with a basic layout for a city completed for PC editions of Minecraft. This particular layout has a central focal point. It can be used to design a tower, monument, or small park. A roundabout encases it, and I started doing the roads that branch out from this area. The area of each city block (encompassed by the white quartz) is 70 x 71. From there, the design is up to the creator!
Link: City Layout Starter

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Need help importing world files into your Minecraft? Check out this tutorial for more information.

 

G Suite Teacher Resource: Graphbook

There’s no easy template available for online graph paper that suited my needs for Minecraft designing and pixel art, so I created my own. Presenting Graphbook, a 15 pg workbook in Google Sheets for those who want to design on the go without paper or pencil.

Name: Graphbook
Creator: Rachel Moravec
Description: Graphbooks are online graphing pages created in Google Sheets. Graphbooks allow students to use for any assignment requiring graphing, without the need for physical paper. It was originally designed for use with Minecraft. Graphbook comes in 2 download options- Portrait and Landscape. Portrait books are set up to print nicely in a portrait layout, and landscape in a landscape layout. Each book has 15 pages. Duplicate and rename workbook tabs to add more pages. Each page has numbers running across the top and side for easier design. Pages are 28 x 36 and 36 x 28.

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Hyperdoc Resource: Minecraft Makershop Unit

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Holy llama riding in a minecart! It’s finally done!

If you’ve followed me for some time, you’ll recall that last summer I ran a workshop for middle school students called Minecraft Makershop. This is a workshop that I designed and developed after applying for a grant to help fund the process. I had a small crew of students join me for a 5 day workshop, but we learned a lot. Now that I know about hyperdocs, I’ve taken the workshop and redesigned it. All of the original workshop projects are included, with the addition of more discussion, more critical thinking, and more problem solving. Hyperdocs made this all possible. Plus, using the hyperdoc format allowed me to really organize the entire workshop so much better. I’m happy to finally be able to release my workshop nearly a year later. I will be using my new hyperdoc unit version this summer when I teach during Kids College.

Name: Minecraft Makershop (6 hyperdocs unit!)
Description: Would you like to give a workshop on Minecraft? How about add some activities to an afterschool club? Or integrate Minecraft in other ways? Minecraft Makershop is a hyperdoc unit that focuses on building and design theory in MInecraft. Students learn about the basics of building, giving feedback, and using redstone. The final project of the unit is a collaborative group build that implements each learned objective.

This Minecraft Makershop unit includes 6 hyperdocs, enough work for a 5 day workshop (if hosting a 4-5 hour session). Teachers are free to redesign the time restraints to feed the needs of their students. In addition to the 6 hyperdocs, there is also a Resources folder, and a guide to help you set up the unit. Because this is a unit, and not just a hyperdoc, the link to the file below is a .ZIP file. Download and unzip to access all of the folders and files, then upload to your Drive.

If you would like to see a preview of one of the hyperdocs of this unit before downloading the entire thing, please click this link to view the 2nd hyperdoc in this unit: Minecraft Makershop Activity 2 Hyperdoc

Download the entire .ZIP file here.

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