Monthly Archives April 2017

Using Minecraft For Education

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Using Minecraft for education

Hour of Code For K-8 & Stem Implications

Minecraft and it’s uses for Stem (Computer Science) and K-8 Hour Of Code
Gaming and education usually don't intertwine with each other, but this is slowly
changing with different games coming to the market. 
Specifically using Minecraft for education.
Minecraft is one of those games, Minecraft features a large 
open source community which boosts the free forum based support to programming questions 
with Minecraft, many forums have sprouted over the years, and when one goes
down something takes its place and receives full backing of the community.
Minecraft for education is possible through server plugins or client mods
Minecraft for education is an amazing educational tool through these two use cases...
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Minecraft Marketplace & Digital Currency Coming Soon

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Minecraft Marketplace

Sell/Buy content for Minecraft Pocket Edition & Windows 10 Edition – Coming Soon
Microsoft plans to introduce a Minecraft Marketplace on the Microsoft webstore, a marketplace that will allow
3rd parties such as builders and texture pack designers and other creators to release
content and get paid by selling it to users.
This is an amazing addition to the Minecraft community, initially this marketplace
will support Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition there is no word on support for
other versions such as the PC version or any console version, but we may hear more as the release date approaches.

Content creators can apply to be in the Minecraft marketplace program by visiting here...
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Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch!

Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch – Minecraft Version

May 11th is the launch date for Minecraft on the Nintedo Switch!

The Nintendo switch is about to get a little more blocky though, Mojang announced on April 13th that the Nintendo Switch Minecraft version would be coming out on May 11th 2017! The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft will be available on the Nintendo eShop, similar to the Xbox live market place. It’ll include special Switch only Super Mario skins/textures! Which will only be available on the Switch. It’ll feature local multiplayer support for 4 local intranet players, and it’ll contain the exact same features as it’s other console versions. Plus the addition of the Super Mario skin/texture pack.

You can purchase Minecraft for the Nintedo switch on Nintedo’s website: http://www.nintendo...

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Optifine for minecraft 1.7.x

Mod Update!

Minecraft version 1.7.x is well over two years old at this point! But that hasn’t stopped the increasing usage of this specific version, many PvP communities especially HFC Minecraft servers have remained on the 1.7.x version because of it’s pre-PvP update features. 1.7.x undoubtedly was one of the best Minecraft versions for PvPing, but that doesn’t mean you can enhance your Minecraft client to perform even better!

Optifine is one of the largest mods available, it’s hands the the most useful and most used Minecraft mod, and today we’re going to help you download the official 1.7 optifine for your Minecraft client.

First, you’re going to want to download the necessary files, head over to the official optifine website: scroll all the way down and ...

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Minecraft Snapshot 17W15A

Minecraft Snapshot 17W15A

Release Date: 4/12/17

Nickname: “One step closer to 1.12!”

Today Mojang has released the latest weekly snapshot titled 17W15A nicknamed “One step closer to 1.12!” This update contains various bug fixes and large additions to Minecraft!
This update has notable changes such as the color changes to glass panes, book recipe fixes, colored bed (based on different colored wool used) as well as descriptions to each individual advancements/achievements that is available currently InGame.
Some notable bug fixes are also Tamed dogs attacking cats as well as torches being unable to be placed on the backside of stairs, these notable changes are significant to Minecraft survival servers and we’re glad Mojang has fixed these bugs! (MC-8345 & MC-109663)
Snapshot 17W15A is now av...
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