Mr Ian Keane

Ill admit to being new and confused so I am trying to cover my bases as best as possible. I’m a librarian, a baby one and I am just about convinced something is wrong with education, kinda like Neo in the matrix only a bit fatter with Doritios and Warcraft. In an attempt,  poorly made, to make the case for game based learning I have at the behest of my School library users tried to make the case for Minecraft as an educational tool. I have to say none of the references or tables I used came through as good as I had wished, I am still working on it and hopefully will have things presentable in a few days. I am willing to send a word document or pdf version to those who wish it.

Contact me at work or home respectively

ikeane@edu.clacks.gov.uk

ikeane007@aol.com

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2 Responses to Mr Ian Keane

  1. sheri says:

    Mr. Keane, you are preaching to the choir when it comes to game based learning. Most of us get that. I recently had a request for Minecraft in our district. After doing my research, a couple of things concern me regarding the social networking aspect of the game. Can we purchase educational accounts where networking can occur within the district with our students? Minecraft’s social network is not monitored making it a bit scary from the administrative side. Any information you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated.

    • ikeane2013 says:

      Dear Sheridan,
      As i have yet to convince my school to take it up im a bit in the dark too. However as i understand it if you buy the basic 25 pupil package and set it up on your school computers, you will in affect have a closed server only usable on the school computers it is installed on or the school intranet. bear in mind that there is a difference between Minecraft and MinecraftEdu. MinecraftEdu has enhanced control features for educators to freeze and sin bin unruly pupils. Purchasing the educational version should ensure no outside interference. But to be sure check the Minecraftedu site.

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