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Minecraft is educational! (Pop reel!!)

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avatar jman0111
Level 45 : Master Nerd
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UPDATE Thanks guys for getting this on the pop reel!
Not only that but thanks for giving it a diamond and showing this to people who have the wrong image of minecraft
My only goal for this was for people to see it and agree and prove that this is a really fun and educational game
Anyway read below to see what I mean.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hey guys jman0111 here and today I am going to show you that minecraft is educational.
Now most parents/teachers think that this is another game about killing and is not educational
That is wrong
So I will be giving a few examples about how minecraft is educational
Minecraft helps players learn to read and write.
Players will have to read items as they scroll over them. This allows younger players to enhance their reading skills in a fun way. Another way they read is in servers. Constantly reading the chat messages also helps boost the players vocabulary. If you don't want your child to be exposed to the chat (which usually is not filtered unless said by the owner) you can simply turn it off in the options. Writing is also included in the chat when the player wants to write a message. This can also help a young player.
Minecraft involves planning and thinking skills
This is a major problem for kids: not being able to make a plan and use their critical thinking skills. In minecraft, whether its a pvp tactic or survival, you have to have a plan and succeed in doing it. This can lead to players using these skills in real world situations.
Minecraft can teach math in game in a fun way
If you think about it, players use math all the time in minecraft. Whether its splitting a stack of wood or figuring out how much material they need for crafting, it all is based on math. Minecraft involves players counting, adding, and dividing in-game.
Minecraft incorporates geometry
Blocks and squares aren't the only shape in minecraft. When in creative, players have hundreds of different blocks and have unlimited possibilities of shapes and patterns they can make all at their fingertips.
Minecraft helps with social skills
In a multiplayer server, you are placed in a world with hundreds of other people and can work together to accomplish a common task. It can help the player be friendly in the chat or even in a Skype call.
Minecraft teaches computer and basic engineering skills
How? Well if you think, redstone is a simple version of what computer engineers do. With redstone players can create an endless number of contraptions like tripwire traps and pressure plate activated vaults. Redstone can help players get a head start if they want to become engineers.
Minecraft is stress-free
Most kids complain that games are too stressful or require a certain amount of skill. With minecraft its all stress free. Options include putting your game on peaceful which prevents from monsters spawning in-game. And with minecraft, there is no skill or patience requirement.
Minecraft teaches about computers and programming
If you want to create a mod or even install one, you have to know some knowledge about computers and programming. Kids that plan to become a programmer will love to get a head start on what they might do in the future.
Minecraft is all up to you
There is no rules. Players have an endless (yes endless) world with unlimited possibilities. And if you don't want people altering or destroying your creations in multiplayer, you can always switch to single player where no one is there in the world but you. If you would like your own texture pack or mod, you can make on or use one and customize your game any way you want.
Minecraft in general is all around fun
Its not all serious here. Do whatever. Jump a cliff. Make a water slide. Over 16,000,000 people have registered and players from all around the world enjoy this game. Some players quit playing games due to boredom or they have completed the game. You can't technically beat the game in minecraft. As far as boredom, the developers of minecraft release updates frequently that adds new features. With that being said, players always have something new to discover.
Minecraft is not only for the computer
Thats right this game is available on IOS, Android, XBOX 360, PS3, and soon to be out on more devices. Not all people like keyboard games so you can play on many other consoles or devices.
Minecraft has no violence
Most parents worry about their kids playing violent games. Minecraft has no bad language (actually no one talks). Some servers have un-filtered chats but there is a no-chat option for younger players. Now in survival and pvp you have to kill other people and monsters. But there is no guns. Just bows sword and whatever the player can make. And when the player or mob dies, it simply turns red, falls over, disappears and white smoke is in the air.
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01/02/2014 8:45 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Ranger
VelociCraftor
Okay so reading the chat in a server will enhance vocabulary? Sure, they can add plenty of cuss words and derogatory language to their vocabulary. Also, they can learn how to properly use grammar and punctuation, because everyone uses proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation online! Sorry, I really can't agree with much that you have said here.
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01/02/2014 8:46 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Thats too bad
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01/02/2014 8:52 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Ranger
VelociCraftor
Not really.. ._.
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01/10/2014 11:43 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Narwhal
Wyatt3
xD
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04/04/2014 6:29 pm
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
thisisme106
You did make some good points jman, but I hae to agree with Veloci xD
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01/02/2014 7:06 pm
Level 20 : Expert Pony
Semaphorism
"Minecraft has no violence"
Does swearing and telling people off count as violence? I see a lot of that.
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01/02/2014 8:02 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Princess
n8mo
Censoring plugins fix the swearing bit, but telling people off, happens in ever game with chat capabilities.
And I don't think it counts as violence, just verbal abuse. Good point though.
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01/02/2014 7:08 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Well there may not be a fix for this but there is very little of it and it is not abused. I find it sad that there is not one game without violence.
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12/31/2013 7:47 pm
Level 22 : Expert Princess
arlodee
"Now most parents and teachers think this is a game about killing and is not educational"

There are various schools that utilise minecraft in their curriculum, so this is partially correct, but your point is clear.
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01/02/2014 6:49 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
I know. Parents think the zombie/spider killing is violent and bloody
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12/31/2013 3:19 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
Marteem
yeah! Thats the whole point on why every school should get minecraft! Diamond to you!
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01/02/2014 7:36 pm
Level 48 : Master Artist
janidorr
Umm... No.
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01/02/2014 6:49 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Thanks!
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12/31/2013 8:13 am
Level 29 : Expert Engineer
Haydenjames
The problem is in PvP little kids will rage when they die
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01/02/2014 6:49 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Yeah....
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12/31/2013 8:14 am
Level 29 : Expert Engineer
Haydenjames
but anyways i agree
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12/30/2013 11:15 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Zombie
The_BEast24
Yes I agree. :)
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01/02/2014 6:49 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
YEah
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12/30/2013 4:59 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
spongedog10
What parent/teacher thinks minecraft is about killing?
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12/30/2013 5:47 pm
Level 25 : Expert Hunter
bigf
Search up "is minecraft violent" on Google and click the first link.
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12/31/2013 12:15 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
spongedog10
1st: That parents guide is out dated
2nd: It says a very low violent
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01/02/2014 6:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Wow... I know its not violent. I just wanted to clear that up for the moms who didn't know.
But Minecraft being not-violent is not the topic, its how its educational
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12/30/2013 4:34 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Demolitionist
Seneschal
Now my sister can say stop saying minecraft is bad :D
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01/02/2014 6:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
yay :D
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12/30/2013 9:29 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Cosmic the kidz
thanks now i can play minecraft!! :D
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01/02/2014 6:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Really? You showed this to your mom and she was convinced?
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12/29/2013 8:21 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
jgrocks2
There is a school that teaches architecture and they use minecraft in their teachings.
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12/29/2013 9:03 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Yeah Iv'e seen videos it's pretty cool
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12/29/2013 7:34 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Nether Knight
SoccerkidJT-7
I agree with most of this blog, but you know, kids learning vocabulary will probably include curse words and s*xual words. Saying minecraft is stress free is not that true, as I have had lots of stress playing Minecraft, as well as the violence, killing eachother in hunger games, when you think about it, is violent. You dont need blood to make that true.

But all around, great blog, and you make some good points.
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12/29/2013 7:39 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
If you actually read my blog that would be explained
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12/29/2013 8:12 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Nether Knight
SoccerkidJT-7
I DID read it. Curse words can be stopped and prevented, but parents usually don't know that there is curse words until kids are already exposed to them. The stress is not caused by turning to peaceful, as mini games and such can cause all sorts of stress especially team deathmatch, and killing is still killing, no matter how non-voilent a death is, it is still a death, you cant deny that.
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12/29/2013 9:02 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Well then don't go on servers. And if parents are shown this they will realize that their child can be exposed to this stuff
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12/29/2013 7:22 pm
Level 26 : Expert Hunter
BaconEater512
The kids can learn the vocabulary like f*** and s*** lol
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12/29/2013 7:39 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
If you actually read my blog that would be explained
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01/01/2014 5:53 pm
Level 26 : Expert Hunter
BaconEater512
I read it but if the parent turns off the chat or whatever they can still turn it on. I agree Minecraft is a lot more education then some games they play at school. I think parents should let their kids play on a not rude server or ones that censor it. If the kids aren't playing on one of those they should at least watch the kid since they would probably turn it on.
Maybe once in a while they can check on it.
Good blog, people I've seen saying minecraft a bad educational game should think again, Or maybe I'll link this blog to them.
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01/02/2014 6:53 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Well. You are true. But the chat in minecraft is better compared to Roblox (becuase they don't censor and Roblox has blood. So minecraft would be better than other games
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12/29/2013 6:27 pm
Level 25 : Expert Hunter
bigf
this
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12/29/2013 6:40 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
should be on the pop reel
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12/29/2013 6:45 pm
Level 25 : Expert Hunter
bigf
no just no
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12/30/2013 12:54 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Blob
gabe4356
To bad, it is. xD
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12/29/2013 7:22 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
???????????
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12/29/2013 4:55 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
kaserfreak
11/5 would read two more times
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12/29/2013 5:02 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Wow thanks! Make sure to share this
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12/29/2013 4:42 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
Ksarkela
I really like this blog but, just so you know, minecraft is not for PS3. Otherwise i think that the blog is 100% correct. Diamond and Favorite!
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12/30/2013 11:22 am
Level 24 : Expert Ranger
stonewall380
You sir are not a true Minecraftian! And great blog jman! =) shared diamond and favd
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12/29/2013 4:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Thanks for diamond and favorite. And FYI PS3 MC came out this month
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12/29/2013 4:42 pm
Level 26 : Expert Pixel Puncher
BenB97
Good read, +1 diamond
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12/29/2013 4:51 pm
Level 45 : Master Nerd
jman0111
Thanks!
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