For the past few months we have been working on our unit fair game.In this unit we broke into 4 groups of 4 and made an Amusement park in Minecraft. Each group had to make one area with a topic and each person made a structure. Our unit question was “What does cooperation and collaboration look like?”and our significant concept is “How we solve problems depends on the conditions of the environment and group dynamics.”
I was grouped with Tobi,Sungwon and Tyler. We decided that our topic will be Antartica.Tyler made the big Ice burg which was the main attraction of the whole park.Sungwon made the Titanic which hitt he Ice burg. Tobi made the Snow globe which was floating in the air and I made the Igloo hotels.We connected the Snow globe and Igloo and Titanic with a roller coaster.I think our whole area looke dvery cool and attractive.
In this unit there were overall 5 parts.Investigate,Design,Plan,Create and Evaluate.In the Investigate part we looked at the meaning of Collaborating and Cooperating and we researched a bit about mine craft.In this stage we also broke up into our groups and chose a topic and structures. My group decided to make our area about Antartica.The other 3 group’s topics were Horror,Underwater,Heaven and Hell. I made the igloo hotels for my structure.In the Design part we made 3 plans for your teams area and we chose the best one as a group. In the plan stage we made the steps of what to do.In create we actually made our Amusement park in Minecraft which took us about 1 month to finish the whole park. In the investigate part we made Design “tests” to evaluate the success of the product/solution.My questions were:
1.Is my sturcture conected to our theme?
2.Is my structure complete?
3.Does the structure fit with the theme of “Antartica”?
4.Is my structure attractive?
5.Is my structure not disturbing for other structures?
6.Does my structure fulfill its purpose of being Hotel?
7.Size of my structure fit my area?
8.Is the location of my structure go well with the other structures?
9.Is everything easily accessable?
10.Does my structure match my plan?
11.Does my strucutre convey a mood?
I think that my structure fits the theme of Antartica because I made igloo hotels.There also is no missing blocks which makes the igloos look professionalI think that I could of worked a bit more to make my structure attractive because my hotels are really flat so compared to the other structures n my are it is a bit boring.I also think that my whole structure would of been better if I checked these questions and see if it all ok at the end because my structure does not fit all of the questions. I think my structure would of been better if I added a bit more color to my Igloos because it looks really boring because all igloos are just white.As I said before my structure does not look that attractive .I think to make it attractive I should of added more color and made different looking Igloos because they all look the same.Overall I think my whole group answered most of the questions because our overall look of our area looked nice and really related to Antartica.
I think my strenghs were making the inside of the igloos because the insides look like hotels and also because I really enjoyed making the insides.I also like how I added book shelves inside as well not only beds.
Overall I think my whole class did a very good job making each area. It all looks very nice and interesting.I really like how each person used their own skills to make the structure of there own. I think that this unit really helped us to improve our cooperating skills and creative skills.