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Jan 24, 2019

Wouldn’t it be great to use technology that students already love and many are using already?

Join us in our conversation with James Pike and Neal Manegold where they tell us about the different ways you can use MinecraftEDU in your classroom.  Don’t be afraid to try it, they will tell you just how easy it is to get started!

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MinecraftEDU Website

James Pike is a fun loving teacher from California who has blending Minecraft, coding, and makerspaces across curriculum for 6 years. He is students have historical movies, created video games out of cells, and turned their classroom in to a full on cardboard box arcade. Currently, James is working with Minecraft Education Edition on curriculum for the Common Core math.

Contact: James Pike

Twitter: @joakleyiii



Neal Manegold is Director of Learning Programs at Minecraft Education, focused on materials to support school leaders and educators bringing games to their classroom. This includes professional development, curriculum, feature design, and ensuring Education Edition is built to support classrooms around the globe. He previously worked at an educational technology start-up focused on personalized math instruction. Neal worked as an Educator and Math Coordinator in California and Washington State, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Neal grew up in Los Angeles and lives outside Seattle with his wife and two children, both of whom teach him something new about Minecraft every day.

Contact: Neal Manegold


Twitter: @nealmanegold


Items mentioned in Episode 25:

MinecraftEDU Website

MinecraftEDU Twitter


Code Breakers - Brian Aspinall

Dr. Sam Patterson

James Pike’s YouTube Channel

Minefaire Website

Minefaire Twitter

What got you here won’t get you there


The Inner Game of Tennis


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