#Minecraft Weekly 20150821 – The Best New Minecraft Content of the Week

Welcome to #Minecraft Weekly!

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Here is a roundup of Minecraft content from this past week ordered by their social sharing volume.  I gather the most shared Minecraft content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

I suspect that’s what you’ll say if you’re the parent of a child who comes begging for a Gameband Redstone, the officially-licensed Minecraft wearable, which has finally touched down in the UK and Europe.

Publish date: 8/18/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
298 40 21 11

“5 reasons to use world builders like Minecraft in the classroom – Daily Genius”
We know our students love world builders like Minecraft in the classroom but should we acknowledge them as powerful learning tools for the classroom? Here are some ways you can use World Builders to enrich and upgrade student learning experiences.

Publish date: 8/16/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
84 20 28 4

“Life-Size Minecraft Block”
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A life-size glowing Minecraft block (or at least one face of it) that I made for my son’s birthday

Publish date: 8/19/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
19 389 0 6

“Virtual Summer Camp Uses ‘Minecraft’ To Teach Digital Skills”
While some kids go to summer camp, others opt for a virtual camp. It uses the Minecraft video game to teach engineering skills, basic coding and how to be a good citizen in the digital landscape.

Publish date: 8/21/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
144 102 8 0

“Minecraft Impressionist Paintings – I Can Teach My Child!”
Before I share this, you should know that I have no painting skills whatsoever. With the exception of painting every piece of furniture I can get my hands on, I do not have the skills to “teach” my kids painting. Digital design, interior design, “crafting, yes. Painting, no. I say that to let you know that you should never be afraid that your kids will not be able to learn to paint just because you can’t. And they can be quite good. I had nothing to do with these paintings that my kids made, except that I was in the room making sure my 4-year-old didn’t paint the couch. These Minecraft Impressionist Paintings (my art loving hubby said that’s what they are called) are entirely kid-made.

Publish date: 8/18/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
2 6 0 0

“Brutalism has found a second life in Minecraft”
The case for preserving brutalist architecture requires some strange contortions. Defenders of gems like London’s Robin Hood Gardens or the Orange County Government Center must claim that buildings whose charms are derived from their heft and imposing strength are at risk and in need of our protection. This may be a necessary measure, but as with having your parents declared unfit to manage their affairs, it comes with a sense of loss.

Publish date: 8/20/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
19 17 0 2

“Shields Are Here! The Aspect of Minecraft Combat You’ve Been Waiting For! – Gearcraft”
With Minecraft’s most recent snapshot, Shields were added to the lineup of things being released in 1.9 that we’ve got our hands on. Other members of this list include potion arrows and the removal of sword blocking

Publish date: 8/16/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
5 15 0 1

“LEGO Minecraft The Cave Set Only $15.99!”
Amazon has this LEGO Minecraft The Cave Playset Set on sale for only $15.99 right now! A great gift option!

Publish date: 8/20/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
8 2 0 2

“Top 5 Minecraft: Pocket Edition Seeds”
Minecraft is a great way to show off your creative side, building worlds from scratch into giant villages, towns, cities, or anything your mind can muster. Finding the time to build such extravagant things can be difficult, so picking up the Minecraft: Pocket Edition lets you play the game on the go.

Publish date: 8/18/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
5 2 0 3

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