Craft-Academy Introduction Craft-academy is a community of students, educators, and parents creating projects and learning opportunities using Minecraft, and sharing them with the world. Edu-Crafting has created a dynamic, fun, education-focused Minecraft server designed for Craft-Academy projects, where students from multiple schools will work and play in the same world, learning from each other. Your portal to all of the resources of Craft-Academy and access to the Illuminarium server space is through the Edu-Crafting Enjin site here: http://educrafting.enjin.com/home. (Please register on our Enjin site with the SAME USERNAME AS YOUR MINECRAFT USERNAME). All students who wish to become a member of our learning community must agree to and sign our Craft-Academy Social Contract. This is to ensure that everyone fully understands the expectations of being apart of our community. We emphasize being kind, supportive, and respectful in all that you do in and on Craft-Academy. It is a privilege to be on the Edu-Crafting server, and you are expected to respect that privilege. Demerits will be given to students who do not adhere to the Social Contract, which range from a temporary ban for a few minutes, to being demoted a level, to permanent expulsion. Once enrolled on our Enjin site and we have received your signed Social Contract, you will soon after be whitelisted on the Illuminarium Alpha server, and can begin your Craft-Academy learning adventure. All new members of the Illuminarium must complete the N00bs Challenge in order to level-up and become a “citizen.” Completing “SWYK Projects” or “Skills challenges” or will be the primary way you level up. With each level-up achieved, you will gain permissions, access to new mini-games, or access to more build areas. There are two main types of learning activities that are ideal for Craft-Academy: SWYK Projects (or Show-What-You-Know Projects), are a presentation of your knowledge, which will teach others about the topic when they visit and experience it. Some examples are: ● A pixel art or 3-D model of ANYTHING you are learning about ● A historical structure (i.e. the Giza Plateau, or any specific structure) ● A synthesized structure based on history (i.e. your version of a CA mission, your version of a medieval castle) ● A demonstration of electrical engineering principles. (i.e demonstrating various logic gates A SWYK Project can be on ANY topic -- Craft-Academy is a fun, creative, interactive way to convey your knowledge and learning. Use it as a creative tool to show that knowledge to the World. Skills Challenges: Participants will complete by following explicit directions (like the N00bs Challenge) Some examples are: ● A specific build challenge (i.e. The N00bs Challenge) ● An adventure (i.e. a scavenger hunt) ● An electrical engineering challenge (i.e. a redstone challenge) ● A team-building challenge (i.e. The Maze Challenge) Skills challenges are much more difficult to create as it is much harder to design an interactive experience that teaches and has learning goals, than it is to demonstrate your knowledge on a specific subject. Do you accept the challenge?