Create a Nesbitt Discovery Academy Minecraft: Education Edition server

Create a Nesbitt Discovery Academy Minecraft: Education Edition server

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Paul Curran started this petition to The teachers at Nesbitt Discovery Academy

Minecraft, specifically Education Edition, is a powerful learning tool. You can learn how to code using a code builder feature. You can make simple machines using redstone. You can try to survive the harsh elements of the Minecraft world in Survival mode. You can build whatever you want in Creative mode. You can play minigames built by the community to add a new game style to Minecraft!

So, why hasn't Nesbitt started a Minecraft: Education Edition server? It could be a useful tool, both in the classroom and out of it. Teachers can teach their lessons inside of Minecraft, in a world where they can build structures as visual models of the time. Students can become engaged in the lesson by playing in a game they understand well and know the mechanics of.

This petition is here to get the teachers at Nesbitt Discovery academy to make a Minecraft: Education Edition server. Making a server is simple to do, doesn't require a lot of maintenance, and the maintenance it requires can be done by the students. It would be a great way for students to interact, especially in a time where they can't even see each other in person. Students could cooperate to make entire cities inside of the game. They can build whatever they want in a game they understand. And, as mentioned earlier, teachers can use it as a tool to make their lessons much more interesting.

Currently, the closest thing Nesbitt has to a server is a world hosted by a student. However, as soon as the student logs off, nobody else can play on the world, and it requires them to input a code every time. However, a server would be always active, able to be played at any time, and would only require one input.

Of course, there would be rules. These rules include no griefing (destroying others constructions without their permission), no stealing their stuff, no blowing anything up, no vulgar imagery, no playing during class, and no being disrespectful to those around you. The first-time offense would result in a serious warning, the second a kick, and the third a permanent ban. These are rules almost everyone can agree with, however, so I don't think they would be a big problem.

So, why shouldn't Nesbitt get a Minecraft server? All the teachers would have to do is start the server, and, with operator powers, a few moderator students could maintain it and enforce the rules. It would be a powerful learning tool for teachers and a fun way to learn for students. It would also allow the interaction of students over long distances.

So what do you say? Do you vote for Nesbitt to make a private Minecraft server? If yes, sign the petition! Once we get to enough people, I will submit it to the principal of Nesbitt, Mrs. Brookshire, and we will likely get a server started. Let's reach this goal!

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