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What in the world is Minecraft anyway?
You’ve heard of Minecraft. The game has taken over the world, and captured every kid’s imagination. Maybe you don’t have any clue what it is, but you don’t want to ask the kids to explain it, because they will give you THAT look (like you’re dumb or something) not to mention, they aren’t the best with details. Yeah, we’ve all been there. I’ll give you the scoop, step by step on what Minecraft is, what it is good for, and how to get started, so you can try it out for yourself if you want. I’ll treat you like an adult and show you what the kids are up to.
Why this course? Here's what you get:
Instead of listening to high-pitched 12 year olds on YouTube talk for hours on end and never get to the point, I’ll give you everything you need to know about finding diamonds in a concise, useful format that allows you to pause the video, and try it out yourself. This is the de facto crash course in video game awesomeness from a parent of 5 and veteran Minecrafter. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, an aunt, uncle, grandparent or godparent I’ve got you covered.
You'll be able to save the day, in game and out:
If you’re too busy to sit down and play -- totally understandable, we all work for a living -- you still won’t be in the dark (where the bad guys are), because you’ll have a great reference for later when you need it. I’ll even show you how to fix problems, repair corrupted files in seconds, and even beat the game. Don't worry, you can do it with my help. You'll be the Minecraft hero and you won’t even have to wear a cape. Unless you’re into that or whatever.
Here's what you get from this course?
Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.
Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Welcome to Minecraft|
Introduction to minecraft for parents and teachers. If you have kids that play Minecraft at home or go to a Minecraft school, you will learn a lot about how to help kids learn through Minecraft.
|Lecture 2||22 pages|
All the most popular Minecraft questions are answered in this presentation, how minecraft was made, how minecraft is educational, is minecraft good for kids, should minecraft be used in schools, was minecraft bought by Microsoft, would minecraft be better with great graphics, and many others.
|Section 2: Getting Started with Minecraft|
Where to Get MinecraftPreview
How to buy Minecraft
A Tip on Security QuestionsPreview
How to Download Minecraft
Minecraft Profile & Changing your Player Skin
Finding Premade Skins & Editing your Skin
Profiles, Snapshots, & Java Options
|Section 3: Minecraft for Education|
|Section 4: Fixing Problems|
Fix a broken, corrupted, or missing Minecraft world savePreview
|Section 5: The Basics: Helping Kids & Playing the Game|
Helpful Chat Commands & Shortcuts
Create a World & Options
Punching Trees, Crafting Table, & Basic Recipes
Damage, Hunger, XP, Hotbar, & Inventory
Crafting Basic Tools and WeaponsPreview
Jumping, Sneaking, Sprinting, Mining, & Swimming
Light it Up: Torches & Shelter
|Section 6: The Overworld: Exploring & Mining|
Chests, Mining, Beds, Bows, Trash Can, & Making Armor
Ho Ho Ho: Gardening
Taming Dogs as Pets - with Special Guest Elnora
Raising Animals - with Special Guest Tabitha
Exploring and mining
|Section 7: The Overworld: Gathering Resources|
Finding Diamonds & Obsidian - with Special Guests
Paper, Snow, & Leather
|Section 8: The Nether: Welcome to Hell|
How to Craft a Nether Portal
A Quick Visit to The Nether
Enchanting, Books, & Bookshelves
Dear Ghasts, Return to SenderPreview
Blazes & Death
Nether Wart & Potions
Welcome to Hell
|Section 9: The End: You are Crunchy & Good w/ Ketchup|
Endermen & Farming Ender Pearls
Finding a Stronghold & The End Portal
Preparing for The End & Using Anvils
End the Dragon & Collect the Egg
You are Crunchy & Good with Ketchup
|Section 10: Other Editions|
XBOX 360, XBOX One, PS3, PS4
|Section 11: Creative Minecraft: Build Anything|
Creative Inventory & Flying
Crafting Banners - with Special Guest Daphne
Redstone & Command Blocks - with Special Guest Jonathan
|Section 12: Multiplayer & Online Servers|
Server: Mineplex (not 100% family friendly, but decent)
Minecraft Realms (My Private Server)
|Section 13: Conclusion: Resources|
All Minecraft version information, homepage links, and prices for every platform, including Minecraft XBOX 360, Minecraft XBOX One, Minecraft PS3, Minecraft PS4, Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS, Minecraft PC Edition, Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android, Minecraft for Windows Phone, Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, and Pocket Edition for Amazon Kindle.
A list of family-friendly channels with Minecraft videos from YouTube. These channels have the best in Minecraft maps, Minecraft games and mini-games, Minecraft servers, Minecraft mod reviews, Minecraft Let's Plays, how to build Minecraft houses, Minecraft songs, and lots more.
Minecraft Adventure Maps: Approved by my kids
Learn Crafting Recipes
I've been playing with technology since I was a kid. At 13 I was building websites by hand in HTML and Frontpage 98 (which is how I learned what not to do). Since then I've been a computer addict and web programmer. I was programming Alpha3 databases on an old green monochrome IBM years before, but at the time I didn't know THAT was programming.
I've always been an avid reader and insatiable learner, I started rearranging bits and bytes to make the computer behave the way I wanted as a kid and have always had a knack for explaining complex things in simple language. I like to help anyone I can in my area of expertise.
If you ever need help, I personally answer all discussions as soon as possible and all comments on my YouTube channel as well. I am here to help with your technology learning so anytime I can assist you, please contact me. Thanks!