Minecraft 101: Learn to Play, Craft, Build, & Save the Day
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Minecraft 101: Learn to Play, Craft, Build, & Save the Day

Learn to find diamonds in caves, dig your way to adventure, brave the nether, defeat the Ender Dragon, and much more
5.0 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
808 students enrolled
Created by Ryan Carter
Last updated 11/2015
Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know the basics to help your kids through a tough spot.
  • Contact a Minecraft Expert with questions or problems about the game
  • Understand what it is and why it is good for kids academically and socially.
  • Be hip to the kids and in the know. Be cool. Forever.
  • Be able to fix problems and troubleshoot for devastated young players (who may or may not be weeping uncontrollably).
  • Play Minecraft with the best of them.
  • Be parent/teacher of the year.
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  • How to turn on and use a computer. Super basics.
  • Extra points if you can browse the web, get your email, or update Facebook.
  • A willingness to learn and explore
  • Valid email address and credit card/Paypal (only if you haven’t already purchased Minecraft on PC, Mac, XBOX, or PS4).
  • You will need a copy of Minecraft installed on your computer (approx $26 if you don't have it yet)

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?

  • 4.5+ hours of HD Video, taught in a conversational style by an expert that will help you learn by experience
  • The help and support of a responsive instructor who can answer questions and help with problems at any point
  • Good for a parents, teachers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, godparents or anyone who wants to know what Minecraft is about and why the kids can’t get enough.
Who is the target audience?
  • A parent, teacher, aunt, uncle, grandparent, godparent or similar who wants to know what Minecraft is about and why the kids can’t get enough.
  • Any of the above who want to know why Minecraft is good socially and academically and should be encouraged for kids.
  • Anyone who wants to learn all the ins and outs of how to play, and WHY.
  • Anyone who wants to communicate with kids and help them learn with their favorite game.
  • If you don’t care about Minecraft, then you probably won’t get a ton out of this course, but you will learn some about how kids think and what they care about.
  • If you already know and play Minecraft this may not be the best course for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Welcome to Minecraft
3 Lectures 03:05

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.

Preview 02:32

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.

FAQs: Everything You Wanted to Know About Minecraft
22 pages

Getting Help
Getting Started with Minecraft
7 Lectures 21:24

How to buy Minecraft

How to Download Minecraft

Minecraft Profile & Changing your Player Skin

Finding Premade Skins & Editing your Skin

Profiles, Snapshots, & Java Options

Getting started
6 questions
Minecraft for Education
1 Lecture 04:39
The Basics: Helping Kids & Playing the Game
8 Lectures 49:31
Helpful Chat Commands & Shortcuts

Create a World & Options

Moving Around

Punching Trees, Crafting Table, & Basic Recipes

Damage, Hunger, XP, Hotbar, & Inventory

Jumping, Sneaking, Sprinting, Mining, & Swimming

Light it Up: Torches & Shelter

The Basics
11 questions
The Overworld: Exploring & Mining
4 Lectures 32:19
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
5 questions
The Overworld: Gathering Resources
2 Lectures 16:57
Finding Diamonds & Obsidian - with Special Guests

Paper, Snow, & Leather

Gathering resources
4 questions
The Nether: Welcome to Hell
5 Lectures 23:55
How to Craft a Nether Portal

A Quick Visit to The Nether

Enchanting, Books, & Bookshelves

Blazes & Death

Nether Wart & Potions

Welcome to Hell
4 questions
The End: You are Crunchy & Good w/ Ketchup
4 Lectures 27:35
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
3 questions
Other Editions
2 Lectures 05:32
Pocket Edition

XBOX 360, XBOX One, PS3, PS4
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Ryan Carter
4.8 Average rating
63 Reviews
6,593 Students
4 Courses
Sr. Software Engineer, YouTuber, Nerdlinger, Father of 5

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.

I've been developing for the web professionally for 20+ years and I am currently a Sr. Software Engineer for a major telecom company. I specialize in front end web development with a current focus on Angular, Node, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, SASS, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, WordPress, Drupal. I have experience in the LAMP stack, Node stack, Ruby on Rails stack, C# ASP DOTNET and many others.

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!