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Minecraft in the Classroom: Ideas, inspiration, and student projects for teachers by Colin Gallagher

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2. Working with MinecraftEdu

When I first started using Minecraft in my school there was no MinecraftEdu, so I used regular Minecraft (or as it’s usually called, vanilla Minecraft). It was tricky and tested my patience to set up a server with the various mods and plug-ins. I was fortunate that a company was offering free Minecraft hosting for schools at that point, which made life a lot easier.

As a teacher you really just want to get a Minecraft world up and running so that students can be in one world together. Some teachers use MinecraftEdu, and some use Minecraft. Which one is right for you? To help you make up your mind, in this chapter I run through setting up a Minecraft world in MinecraftEdu, and in the next chapter I cover vanilla Minecraft. ...

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