Learn the basics about using Minecraft as a parent or guardian to help your player have fun and learn!
|Basic Enrollment||$15 per student|
Does your child play Minecraft? Does your child want to play Minecraft? Are you confused about why they love it so much? Do you want to find ways to play and learn with your child using Minecraft?
This self-paced course will give you all of the basic information you need to know to get started with Minecraft at home, including how to: choose the right version for your technology platform, decide whether to play online, and use various tools like mods and resource packs to offer fun and interactive learning opportunities. The presentations are streamlined to cover useful information in a short period of time, and include scripts and slides for accessibility.
Each presentation runs approximately 20 minutes.
As a self-paced course, you can take your time to use the material and revisit it as much as you like.
(The default course enrollment will give 6 months of access to the course, then automatically unenroll. If you need extended access, contact the instructor.)
Basic computing skills:
- Understanding of technology platform of your choice
- Install/update programs/applications
- Web browsing (to look up resources)
- Basic and advanced knowledge of Minecraft as a computer program/application
- Understanding of different versions of Minecraft
- Basic knowledge of online play options in Minecraft
- How to purchase add-ons in the Minecraft Marketplace
- Use of administrator commands
- Use of game modes and difficulty settings
- Core resources to get more information about Minecraft
Presentations are pre-recorded and can be paused, re-watched as needed.
Scripts of presentations are provided for accessibility.
Slides of presentations are provided for accessibility.
Access to a computer that can play streamed videos online and download documents.
Suggested: computing device that can run Minecraft and a copy of the Minecraft program that is compatible with the device.
Self-paced classes are designed to not require interaction. Comments may be left on the Teachable course site and emails may be sent to instructor as needed.
Dr. Sabrina Weiss
Dr. Sabrina Weiss specializes in developing theoretical models that represent the ethical and social dimensions of issues at the intersection of science, technology, and society.
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