6-7 yrs old
8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Want to explore the human body an engaging, collaboration with creative and unexpected and rich results? Let the students take charge!
November 20, 2016
Walk-through of the 'Fred the Human Body' lesson.
My students and I filmed the lesson and discussed the process. Very rewarding!
The Lesson Snippet - 'Fred the Human Body'
This concise summary shows how the six 21st-centiry skills were assessed within the lesson. 10 minutes.
We are going to make a human body.
1. Getting on the server!
2. Let the students log in!
1. What do we know?
Students are able to place signs in their area. Let them write down everything they know! Signs on top of signs!
Let the students read the signs.
Group discussion: (if you wish the students to make substantive decisions, they need to determine this as a group)
2. Release the students from the spawn area! Break the border blocks.
Give our students the following equipment:
As Students assign themselves (or are assigned) roles, the researchers can:
Students who wish to place slates, posters, boards and NPCs can be given worldbuilder ability with the command /ability <name> worldbuilder true.
Students work as one and create our Fred. As the students make Fred they:
Teachers are free to observe the collaboration, problem solving, research skills and leadership of individuals. Evidence can be collected from listening to conversations, reading the chat and watching the gameplay.
Idea: I recorded the event using a screen capture software and made a youtube video. Playing back the video was a joy to all involved and gave us a few laughs!
EXTRA: Students are able to export their portfolio and use the images to reflect and publish their learning in many modes:
Students can be measured on evidence based on:
21st Design Skills:
Show collaborative skills - working in groups, showing shared responsibility, making substantive decisions and working interdependently.
(For older students) Show skilled communication - MIX presentation showing the process involved in making the body and the information about the main organs portrayed on Fred.
Show knowledge construction - applying knowledge in a new context
This skill will depend on your class and levels - Self - regulation - Students are able to coordinate themselves to work with others and revise their work with feedback through gameplay.
Problem-solving - students show innovation as they solve how to represent the organs and the functions using the resources available in Minecraft EE
Use of ICT - Students must use ICT to demonstrate their knowledge using Minecraft EE and possibly Microsoft products such as MIX, Word or Sway.