We had a double session this week because it was are final week in minecraft. firstly we got onto the week 7 padlet and wrote our goals down, my goal was to set a high standed and make the hospital look even better.
It was now time to get onto to minecraft and start to build the rest of the city. When we got on I looked around the city for ideas to make the hospital look better. I really liked all the big signs on top of the buildings and the elevator that Anton made. So I went back to my build group and asked if they wanted a water elevator and a big sign on the top of the hospital. My build group thought that ideas could work, so of I went while Jake and Callum named the Donkeys and making the hospital work so when people get sick they will get better instead of staring at the hospital. My plan for the water elevator was to have a iron door with a pressure plate next to it and one on the other side so it opens and closes without letting water out. Then I would build iron blocks up to the second foor and fill up the tank with water.When I thought I was finished I tryed it my self but when I was going up I relized that with all the water I could lose hearts when I switched to survival so I added signs to the iron blocks so I can keep taking breaths. I've gotta admit that I did a pretty good job!
Next was the sign on top of the hospital which was a bit my simple until I realized that there wasn't enough room for the sign so I added an extra part to the hospital to finished of the sign and I think that was a great idea because not only I get a sign but I get an extra part to the hospital! When I finished the sign there was still time left so I added a roller coaster to the second floor and a few extra rooms so more patients can come in.
It was are groups turn for the video today. Audury organised us for who doing what. I am speaking first telling everyone how we got started on the hospital. Jake is talking about the location and inspiration of the hospital and Callum is talking about the materials and the choices we made. All and all I think we all did a very good video. But there was one small problem... the camera didn't catch our heads in the video:(.
When I was added a extra bed to one of the rooms it was time to switched to survival which was a shame because I didn't get to finished placing down the bed. Survival was really fun until I got lost in the city and then it got worse it was going dark and every one was in bed ready to go to sleep but of course the couldn't because every had to be in bed at the same time which was hard until I found that I had a bed with me at the time! On the second day I found mmy way back to the hospital but before I could get there we had to get onto are padlets.
Finally we all got onto the padlets for are post comments. If you go onto the Minecraft City project Week 7 Quick recap the blog will be there. I thought that Minecraft was a great school activity and would recommend it to other schools or even holiday clubs. Please comment!
Monday, 8 December 2014
We have added a few more features to the hosipital including a roller coaster and water elevator. I would recomend this to other schools so you can learn together and have a lot of fun building the city and working together as a team.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
In Week 5 of our Minecraft City project the class went on to the padlet wall that Mr Scurr sent us to do are Pre comments. We were still focusing on the a Self Manage goal. We had to choose a different goal this week and I chose accept and respond to feedback. The padlet will be down at the bottom.
Our group all wanted finish are hosipital completely.
When we got on to Minecraft I deystored some random blocks while Jake and Callum spawned and named donkeys. After that I looked all over the town/city especially the police station. My favourite part of the police station was the cafe ( made by Tom ). In fact the cafe was so good that I went straight to the hosipital to add to my cafe that I built I added stone bricks to the floor of the cafe and now it looks amazing even Jake said! After that I built a third room to my hosipital which has a bed and chest with cake and another food. Finally I added a potions chest with a sign next to it. My favourite part was when I added the flooring to the cafe. My goal for next week is to clear the land around the hosipital so it is easy to get in.
All together I think I had a very successful day at the south library and we have finished the hosipital!!
At the end we do are post commets for minecraft and someone made a video about the police station the they built. The photos are below.
Monday, 17 November 2014
When we got to the south library, the tutors told us that the people their last time got into our Minecraft world and flooded the world. Danny ( one of are tutors ) spent a hour and a half placing back blocks and clearing the world.
After that we made a padlets for are pre comets first. The focus this week was Self Manging. I choose to have a "can do attuidue". The padlet will be down below.
Thirdly we got to go on to Minecraft to start finishing our builds. I made a cafe for the people who come here and get hungry. I also made the Reception. In the Reception and cafe there are villagers that can't get out so it looks like they work there. I made my first door that opens when you step on the pressure plate. My goal for next week is to name the donkeys and make the hosipital look grand!
Overall I think I and my group did an amazing job and are going to be able to play on our donkeys next week. There is another photo below.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
The first thing we did in week 3 was getting onto our padlets, the padlets will be embed down at the bottom. We did our goal setting before. We had to base the goal setting on Realting to others. There were choosing underneath, such as negohating between our groups.
After we post our goals we had a long play on minecraft. Our group has know finished all the first story which has a outside area and a place for the donkys as well as a fancy entrance which has doors the open when you step on the pressure plate.
When we finished our first story we moved onto our second story. So far in our second story we have a room with lots of beds and has a pressure plate to open the door. In our 2nd story we have payed out all the carpet and have created all the walls and ceilings and we have made crosses on the top of the hosipital, the sides of the hosipital and a massive one at the front.
After we had our last play on minecraft we made a new padlet about how it all went and did we achieve our goal or not and how did we achieve our goal.
Sunday, 9 November 2014
My first goal for week 3 is to create and finish the 2nd story. My second goal is to include my detail and make the rooms. My third goal for week 3 is to start on the 2nd hosipital. Below is the place were we are going to build the second hospital.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The first thing we did for our Minecraft project was planing are first builds. Firstly we everyone one could shoot their hand up and say ANYTHING they wanted to build, I chose a supermarket I thought we needed it for if when get hungry if we change to survival. Then we listed are wants and needs. There was a big debat over getting farm into the needs first or the supermarket I thought we needed both but we could only put ten in the needs so the supermarket didn't make it! After that we put are self on a scale from one to ten I ranked myself a 5.5 because I've done it before and know how to play but not the cheats and advance stuff. The people who were tens chose what they wanted to do I chose the police station because of all the fun stuff we could make but their we to many people in our group so I joined the hospital group. When we walked down to the south learning centre the tutors taught us who to play and set up to Minecraft and had a play around to get used to it then made a start. These are some of the photos Mr Scurr took: