Our Mission: Create a global community of students and educators who use Minecraft for learning, brought together by Craft-Academy World Database, where they can learn from one another, sharing ideas, projects, and curriculum, in a supportive environment.
The educator assigns a topic and the students choose sub-topics to investigate. Using project templates, students research their areas of interest.
Students will then build models in Minecraft that represent a major aspect of their research. They will also create support material(s) to demonstrate their depth-of-knowledge on the subject.
Once the necessary project completion criteria is met, students will upload and publish their projects to their Craft-Academy World Database portfolios to share with the world.
The Craft-Academy project began in Hawthorne, CA in 2012 as a collaborative project co-founded by teacher Chris Miko and (then) independent-study student Travis Grady. Our mutual love of video games and learning, and the flexibility of the Minecraft platform, allowed us to create a dream project at a rather quick pace, that evolved far faster and in ways we didn't expect over the last 3 years. All of it was highly influenced by what the students wanted to see and have in their Minecraft learning experience.