Minecraft Education

Minecraft Education Edition: Surprise pupils to combat prejudice about the game

Approach the door of a school at the time of departure and ask for Minecraft. Surely many of the students answer will look at you with bright eyes to confirm you that yes, they know the game. And they use it in class.

From November 1 and have available the final version of Minecraft Education Edition. After a summer period in beta, so you can use in class. We talked with two regular teachers Minecraft in the classroom to better understand what, how and why learning with Minecraft in class, as well as contributions from the educational version and the process involved in deciding to include it in the educational process with parents, students and other educational community very attentive.

Minecraft Education Edition

Even before Microsoft was done with him in 2014, the Minecraft phenomenon soon to leap – natural – to the classroom. Ease of use, attractive among students and amazing creative possibilities were used by a version called MinecraftEDU.

This version was created in 2011 by two teachers and a programmer. In 2016 it is expected that more than 15% of students in countries such as Australia resort to Minecraft in their educational process.

MinecraftEDU adapts the open Minecraft world to a safe environment, with easier management yet controlled, ready scenarios for specific activities and adapted for use in class.

From November 1 can be used in class Education Edition Minecraft licensed $5 per student, lasting for one year

Therefore logical that earlier this year also confirmed that Microsoft, very focused in education, moved tab regard. The giant behind Windows acquired MinecraftEDU to move to integrate it into its ecosystem under the name of Minecraft Education Edition.

Since yesterday this version is now available in more than 10 languages. You can play on computers with Windows 10 and OSX Captain by individual licenses priced at $ 5 per student per year. Continue reading “Minecraft Education Edition: Surprise pupils to combat prejudice about the game”

Read Faster

How to read faster and understanding what you read

Autumn is the time of the return to routine, to classes if we are still students no longer read for pleasure, but by obligation. And there, sometimes we would be like the robot ‘Short’ and read us three books in five minutes, but our brain does not work that way. Although he can be trained to read faster and to understand what they read, which is the great crux of the matter. Because reading very fast and not learn anything, in the end, it is as if we knew not read.

It is considered that the average read speed is between 200 and 300 words per minute, but for each individual may be different. Not only will depend on how accustomed we are to read, whether we do it in our mother tongue or another, whether the vocabulary used is familiar or unknown, whether around us there are external factors that distract us … also depend what our eyes are trained to read. Continue reading “How to read faster and understanding what you read”

Time

Why time seems to pass faster when we get older?

When we were little seemed that summer vacation would last forever and that the waiting time between one Christmas and the following was eternal, Does anyone know why when we get older time flies and weeks, months and seasons disappear calendar at a breakneck pace?

The pace of life typical of adults, full of responsibilities and concerns, distorts our sense of time. According to some research, it is because older people feel that time passes faster, making hasty lives we take full stress.

Theories about the perception of time

There are several theories to explain why our perception of time is accelerating, as we get older and an idea is the gradual alteration of our biological clocks internal: the slowing of our metabolism as we get older is synchronized with the slowdown of our heart rate and our breath. The heart beats stronger child, hence the number of heartbeats and breaths is greater, making it appear that more time has passed. Continue reading “Why time seems to pass faster when we get older?”