Code2Discover Kids: Building a Medieval Watchtower in Minecraft

My son is an avid Minecraft builder.  So, I asked him to create a lesson for me on how to build a structure of his choosing in Minecraft.  The video below shows you how to create a Medieval Watchtower.

The experience of creating the video was great for my son because he had to apply his creativity to something real: a video for his dad’s YouTube channel.  He came up with a plan for what he was going to build and how he was going to communicate it.

As a father of 4 kids, I try to put my them into situations where they can apply their creativity to real-world challenges.  I encourage them to start businesses, create their own website, make a video game and so on.  I believe this helps them become more innovative and better problem solvers.  Skills that are essential in today’s world.  

I mention this also because many of the classes I teach come from dreams I have for my own kids.  I want them to become more innovative and creative because I think they will need these skills to be happy and successful.

Share the video below with your own kids if they want to learn how to create a new build in Minecraft.

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About the author: Shawn D. Walk is the owner of Code2Discover, a business dedicated to helping students discover their ability to create and shape the world around them through coding. He has been teaching technology, coding, and 21st century skills for nearly 15 years. He is a certified elementary teacher in PA and has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He is also a previous owner of an educational technology company that pioneered using Minecraft as an educational tool in the Pittsburgh region. His goal is to help kids learn the skills they need in today’s world, but also help them believe they can be the creators of new technology instead of simply consuming it.

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