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Application architect for the Edusim & Mobile Immersive Learning Lab education projects
Application architect for the Edusim & Mobile Immersive Learning Lab education projects

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We compare two capable, sub-$10 computers for Makers - the C.H.I.P vs. Pi Zero. Which is better?

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Minecraft Engineering at the Mibile STEM Lab !
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Happening right NOW! #Immersive #Education (iED) students from Boston's Saint John School (SJS) are taking part in the world's 1st international ‪#‎Minecraft‬ cultural exchange with iED students from Melbourne, Australia.

During the cultural exchange iED students from Australia's Wooranna Park Primary School host iED Boston students. The students are gathering virtually in both the historic Dandenong Market and prestigious Royal Society of Victoria concept spaces that were recreated in Minecraft by the Australian students this year as learning activities in their Immersive Education club.

Later this year the Boston students will, in turn, give the Australian students virtual tours of the immersive Boston Freedom Trail sites that the Boston students recreated in Minecraft. The cultural exchange includes Minecraft renditions of Boston's historic Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, and the Boston Tea Party.

Following today's inaugural event a full complement of immersive cultural exchanges will be open to all ‪#‎Immersive‬ ‪#‎Education‬ clubs and camps, and will feature immersive Virtual Reality (VR) using Google ‪#‎Cardboard‬, Oculus ‪#‎Rift‬, Sony Gear VR, and other ‪#‎VR‬ headsets.

For details, photos and videos of the event read the official announcement at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/news/2015/11/24/minecraft-students-1st-international-immersive-cultural-exchange


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"Kids build stuff together online. Most educational platforms and games seek to convey content, whether it is math, science, history, or another school subject. Minecraft is more like Legos or the Logo programming language. In Seymour Papert's terms: children programming the computer rather than being programmed by it. Sure, you can put school content in a Minecraft world, but at its heart, Minecraft is about constructing and problem solving in a networked social world. The blocky indie vibe just contributes to the culture of DIY creativity in Minecraft and kids feel empowered to make it their own."

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