So I decided to start a Minecraft YouTube Channel. Part of this is I just enjoy playing this game (yes…. I play Minecraft for fun). But I also find this is a wonderful platform to speak directly to young people.
These are the future lawyers, engineers and politicians of the world. While talking about education and debating putting more money into the system are important, I believe we can do more. More for me involves finding a way to talk directly to young people and getting them interested in science, technology, openness and a lifetime of learning.
I only recently discovered Minecraft. My nephew has been playing for a year or two now and I got him a Minecraft book for Christmas. While finding the right book I look through a few and discovered the wide array of topics he could explore and creative things he could do. My first episode involved chasing creepers around trying to make a celebratory firework. But the ones coming up will involve building experiments, creating architecture and… well more chasing creepers too.
To be honest, I don’t know what I’m doing, but it’s going to be fun. But if I can inspire just one child to be creative, or to pursue their passion. Well I’ve already won. And that’s what Minecraft is all about.