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Biodiversity and Conversation with Minecraft Education
June 14 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDTFree Funded by Microsoft Canada
Supplement your science unit with biodiveristy!
Whether it’s for a unit review, end of year project, supplementary learning, a summer school lesson series or a kick-off of a brand new unit, our Fractions and Decimals Crate with Minecraft: Education Edition is perfect for your class!
Join us live (or use the recording) to kick off the first activity inside your Biodiversity and Conversation crate, and then continue the rest of the learning on your own. Your learning adventure will explore learning more about extinction and endangered species, documenting native species, causes of biodiversity loss and creating a plan to help maintain biodiversity.
Part 1: Co-Taught Lesson
Join the 60-minute co-taught lesson on June 14th at 1Pm EDT | 10am PDT (or use the instant replay) to kick off this conservation and biodiversity adventure with your class.
Inside this lesson, we’ll activate prior knowledge and get your class all set up inside Minecraft: Education Edition.
Whether your students are learning about biodiversity and conservation for the first time, or you’re using this as a unit review, this co-taught lesson will get your class started being mathematicians.
Part 2: Cobblestone Crate
Now that you’re all set up, it’s time to keep learning and building! There are 4 additional activities inside the Cobblestone Crate for you to use with your class. Use all four, or pick and choose the lessons you dive into with your class.
Your questions answered:
Think of us as a virtual guest speaker.
Our facilitation team handles the lesson planning and facilitation of a lesson with your teachers and their students together.
Each lesson showcases the ideas and strategies allowing both the teacher and students to learn new skills through modelling.
Similar to the meal plans such as Hello Fresh and Chef’s Plate, Cobblestone Crate lesson plans are equally easy to prepare, where most of the ‘ingredients’ are included, yet will still allow you to ‘spice it up’ with ingredients from your own pedagogical pantry.
Added bonus: Unlike Hello Fresh, our ingredients won’t expire, so you can use these lesson plan ideas whenever it fits your schedule best.
Each activity inside the Crate is designed to take approximately 1-2 hours to complete. You may choose to work through all of the activities together as a class or assign them as an independent study for your students – both options work!
By registering for this co-taught lesson series, you’ll receive a Cobblestone Crate created just for your class to continue your journey in coding.
If you want to explore other Cobblestone Crates, please click here.
Of course, you can! Go ahead and register to get all of the links and resources sent to your inbox. Then add this co-taught lesson and crate to your teacher toolbox or unit resources to use next time you teach this unit!
Nope – that would be a lot of work, and we’re all about saving you time!
Please just register the educators of your class (teacher, EA, support staff, etc.)
Please do not register your students.
None! We want to keep all student information private and will never ask you to share it with us.
During the livestream lesson, we’ll be using an interactive form. The form only has two questions:
- Your first name (or your teacher’s name – and optional!)
- Your answer to the question asked
This allows us to interact with your class, while keeping their personal information safe.
Yes! For the best experience, we suggest that each student has their own device, connected to the internet for the duration of the lesson.
Students also need Minecraft: Education Edition downloaded and installed on their device. To learn more about downloading Minecraft: Education Edition, click here.
If you’re not sure how to install Minecraft: Education Edition on your student’s devices, please reach out to your school’s IT Team.
Yes, all students (and you!) need Minecraft: Education Edition usernames and passwords.
As usernames and passwords are unique to each school, please connect with your school’s IT Team to find out your school board’s log-in information.
We’ll be working and learning inside Minecraft: Education Edition.
Your student’s devices will need Minecraft: Education Edition installed and each student will need a username/password to log in.