Unofficial Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids How to Stay Sharp, Have Fun, Avoid Bullies, and Be the Creative Ruler of Your Universe

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-07-02
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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In Unofficial Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids, Adam Clarke (aka Wizard Keen) and Victoria Bennett offer projects and gameplay that will guide you to make great choices as a player and a person.

Minecraft is an amazing game that stimulates your creativity as you build whatever you can imagine, but it’s also great for learning about how to be a good citizen and mining positive connections with other players—in-game, elsewhere online, and in real life.
With this book, you’ll learn about:

  • How to set good gaming ground rules, collaborate, and resolve conflicts.
  • Online resources, servers, and organizations that promote and guide positive play.
  • Minecraft projects that promote and guide positive play and positive digital citizenship.
Make every build a block party by learning to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly with Unofficial Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids!

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

Author Biography

Adam Clarke is a professional artist who uses video games, traditional art, and digital technology to inspire and entertain, working internationally with institutions, museums, charities, and other organizations. He is a global speaker on the uses of Minecraft, video gaming, and creative digital technology, and how playing can open to learning and discovery and enable a new generation of creators, thinkers, and agents of social change. Speaking engagements have included Being a Man Festival, London; Museum Next, NYC; CultureGeek, London; Sonar Festival, Barcelona; CMC, Quebec. He is the creative driving force behind numerous groundbreaking projects, including Playcraft, the world’s first play to be performed live onstage and within Minecraft; Tateworlds, the first major project in the world to use Minecraft in a cultural context; and We Are the Rangers, a Minecraft adventure map highlighting the plight of animals at the edge of extinction, as part of the United For Wildlife campaign. Adam has more than 25 years of experience delivering inspiring and engaging workshops to all ages, especially children and young adults, and is passionate about using digital and traditional tools to encourage global creative engagement. Adam also runs his own YouTube Channel, The Wizard, and is the voice of Wizard Keen in Wonderquest, a children’s educational Minecraft show, alongside YouTube star Stampy. He lives in Cumbria, in northwest England.

Victoria Bennett is a poet, creative activist, and full-time home-educating mother, and has facilitated creative experiences for the past 25 years. Her work focuses in particular on how we tell our personal narratives, and she has worked extensively in the field of writing for awareness, advocacy, and healing. Winner of the Northern Promise Award and the Andrew Waterhouse Award for Poetry, Victoria has published four collections of poetry and been featured in several anthologies. She holds a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She has collaborated with Adam Clarke for the last 25 years on a wide range of projects, including Wood and Pixels, the 2016 Bernheim Residency, through which they responded as a family to the environment and the stories within it to create a series of photographs, poems, and immersive Minecraft experiences; and My Mother’s House, a recipient of The Writing Platform Bursary to explore literature and technology, which has achieved global interest for its use of video gaming to address the experience of caring for a parent through terminal cancer and death. She lives in Cumbria, in northwest England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Notes for Parents, Caregivers,
Educators, and Players 10
How to Use This Book 12
Key Tools of a Life Hacker 13
1 Life Hacks:
Acquiring Skills 22
Communication Skills 24
Lab 1: The Deck of Who 26
Lab 2: Building Blocks of Connection 27
Emotional Empathy 30
Lab 3: Build a Box Head Buddy 31
Lab 4: Make a Minecraft Empathy Map 34
Leadership and Collaboration 36
Lab 5: Everyone Counts 37
Lab 6: Build a Democracy 38
Problem Solving 40
Lab 7: Mind-Mapping 41
Lab 8: Fail It, Find It, Finish It 42
Building Self-Confidence 44
Lab 9: Positive Poems 45
Lab 10: Build Yourself Up 46
Mastering Self-Control 48
Lab 11: Science Lab 50
Lab 12: Blocks of Time 52
2 Life Hacks: Applying
Skills to Projects 54
Be the Change 56
Lab 13: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 58
Lab 14: Global Detective 62
Engage Your Community 66
Lab 15: A Perfect Place 68
Lab 16: Better Together 72
Generation Zone 76
Lab 17: Starting with You 78
Lab 18: Building Memories 82
Support Causes 86
Lab 19: Ad It Up 88
Lab 20: Go for the Goal 92
Build Cultural Understanding 98
Lab 21: The Story of My Name 100
Lab 22: Same, Difference 104
Create Your Own World 108
Lab 23: Movie Maker 110
Lab 24: Eye Spy 118
Extras 127
Resources 131
Contributing Artists and Educators 134
Acknowledgments 138
About the Authors 139
Index 140

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