We sure had fun yesterday....
And even more today, keep reading to find out.
During the introduction of the day... "Can we start building now?" -Koen. The teachers looked at each other and realized how great it is in class when we have our students excited to work.
1pm we started the Water World challenge, a collaborative survival map. Groups of 8 students and adults worked together to establish a society. About half-way through one group found the mineshaft and suddenly Anne Marie yelled "I FOUND DIAMONDS" others rushed over "WHERE, WHERE, WHERE?" The game is popping.
All the adults found it amazing how much the students crafted in just 90 minutes in survival mode.
Just before we started the Zombie Apocalypse we handed out the Minecraft awards to each camper. Awards like "Most likely to crash a server" "Most likely to encourage others to create" "Most likely to explore new Minecraft worlds"
The much anticipated Zombie Apocalypse.
3pm everyone joined the server with the Renaissance city world. Everyone had about 8 minutes to arm themselves while in Creative mode. Then the count down, with shouts of "I'm not ready" "I need more time." It's an easy switch in MinecraftEDU to go from Creative to Survival Mode. Every player had diamond armor and weapons. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. All campers found a hiding place while John, Max (student and teacher camper) and I flew over the city raining zombies. The better players hid in deep holes, so the teachers teleported themselves to their holes and spawned a few zombies, cave spiders and bats (for added chaos).
Players fought hard, most had to respawn and were yelling "I need armor" "I need a sword"
At the very end we teleported all students to an auditorium while Max spawned a wither. For those of you who know what a wither is you know the destruction. For the rest of us, I can simply say the Zombie Apocalypse was over.
John and I had a blast with the Cambria camp and look forward to sharing the power of Minecraft in your area.
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Cambria Minecrafter Camp in 1min http://youtu.be/B-Lj5Oki8S4
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