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Microbiomes, Museums, and Minecraft

I am a Minecraft Mentor. Part of my duties is to write about our experiences on the Minecraft Education Edition Blog, the official Minecraft blog for educators. Based on reports by both Hannah Jaris, AMNH Senior Coordinator in Youth Initiatives, … Continue reading

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Growing Up Minecraft: 6 years of Living and Learning in Minecraft (video)

In October, 2016, my son and I presented together at the Minefair event outside Philadelphia. We presented it on both Sat and Sunday – this video combines the best of the two (big thanks to both my wife and Chris … Continue reading

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Minecraft and the Human Microbiome

“Now, everyone walk into the head and then teleport to the stomach…” and so begins the the second and final summer week of the the Minecraft & Human Microbiome program here at the American Museum of Natural History. For the … Continue reading

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NYTimes promotes MicroRangers in “Solving Mysteries at the AMNH, Smartphone in Hand”

Sometimes when it rains it pours. Today I am quoted in the New York Times, in two different pieces, each talking about digital games (both articles previewed online – the print versions come out tomorrow and this weekend). First, the … Continue reading

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Epic headshop at 31;65, or Minecraft & 21st Century Learning

Last fall I participated in a panel at the The Bard Graduate Center entitled “Toys in Context: Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Digital World” – a fancy way of saying we were talking about Minecraft. Along with Colin Fanning, the curatorial fellow … Continue reading

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Video Snapshots on Bron Stuckey and Me: On Minecraft, Augmented Reality and Digital Learning

Last Friday Bron Stuckey, from Sydney, Australia, led an unconference in association with last week’s Games For Change Festival called the EduGameMeet. We at the Museum were delighted to provide the space for them to hold this no cost, informal, … Continue reading

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On Beyond Gaming: Minecraft and The Future of Transmedia Learning

At this year’s annual Games for Change Festival, “transmedia” was a topic right out of the gate, first with the talk by Nick Fortugno, and then, following soon after, in one by Martin Elricsson. Later that first day I brought … Continue reading

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