How to do a Minecraft club?
December 17, 2012 6:55 AM   Subscribe

I work at a middle school and our after school program wants to set up a Minecraft club. We want a group of about 15 people and I want to find the cheapest and simplest way to do this. I was looking at MinecraftEdu as an option but I wanted to ask y'all if you knew of a better/cheaper way to do things.
posted by Modica to Education (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It -looks- as though these folks are actually working directly with Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. Since you also get the individual licenses at a pretty good discount (50%), it's probably going to be hard to beat that from a strictly financial standpoint.

As to the quality of the support you get, I think you'll only know that from talking to other educators who have used the service. MinecraftEdu should be willing to provide you with references.
posted by DWRoelands at 7:34 AM on December 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

Raspberry Pi Edition will be free, but designed to run on the Raspberry Pi and won't be exactly Minecraft. Looks fun though.
posted by BungaDunga at 8:38 AM on December 17, 2012

If there is some really popular message board to discuss Minecraft topics, I bet that a post asking for sponsors of a middle school club would generate a lot of interest and cash.
posted by CathyG at 3:12 PM on December 17, 2012

Where are the computers coming from? One thing to keep in mind is that some of the older computers that schools tend to have may not be able to run minecraft. You can certainly get a new computer capable of running it for about $500. I think CathyG has a good idea - I would definitely contribute to something like this, since my kids are minecraft maniacs and have learned a lot from it. In fact the first thing I did was check your profile to see if you are in my area. Sadly, you aren't! But I'd contribute anyway if you did a fundraiser.
posted by selfmedicating at 7:31 PM on December 17, 2012

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