Teaching w/ Minecraft: Mods, Plugins, and Add-Ons for the Portable Edition
Minecraft is a video game developed by the Swedish company Mojang. Teaching with Minecraft focuses on the creative aspects of the game that enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. To this author, it is like virtual Legos on steroids. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival mode, creative mode, and adventure mode.
Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition) is the mobile version of the game. Players can explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. They can play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.
The PE version is available on virtually any tablet device including Android and iOS. It is generally used in Single Player mode for individual play. Up to 5 players can also connect to a tablet in MultiPlayer mode. It plays much like the original game with a tablet or touch interface. Crafting in PE is different (uses the MATTIS system). It lacks bosses and world sizes are limited by smartphone technology. Two modes of play include creative and survival.
Mods for Minecraft PE
Mods allow players greater control over the game. Some mods help make machines, allow for the creation of stores and money, flying, working with others, and more. The Mods for Minecraft PE app has over 215 mods. With this app you learn exactly how to mod the game. Also you get to choose which Mods you would like to install. Learn about them in great detail, so you can put them in your game. It even offers video tutorials.
Mod Categories Include:
- Admin Tools
- Anti-Griefing Tools
- Chat Related
- Developer Tools
- World Editing & Management
- World Generators