Teaching with Minecraft PE Mods, Plugins &Add-Ons
Minecraft PE is a video game developed by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft 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 Minecraft. 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.
Minecraft PE is available on virtually any tablet device including Android, iOS, and smartphones. It is generally used in Single Player mode for individual play, but up to 5 players can connect to a tablet in MultiPlayer mode. It plays much like the original Minecraft 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.
Due to it’s growing popularity, a number of third party apps are adding to and extending the capabilities of Minecraft PE, much like the original. This can potentially add new features, experiences, and flexibility for your students. It is important to test each of these before using them in class.
Mods for Minecraft PE
In Minecraft, Mods allow players greater control and functionality over the game. Some mods help make machines, allow for the creation of stores and economies, teleportation, collaboration 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 and 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
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