This is fascinating, there was a lot of opacity between me and my class, this opens it up a bit. Your daughter’s school sounds a lot more organised in a daily fashion than my class.
I ended up setting up a Minecraft edu server at home for the pupils to access. This turned into a social space as I set no real guidance, problem or focus. I thought of this as a playground. It certainly fits the description a place for play and experimentation.
after reading about privacy. The post is fascinating and a useful reminder. On the Jetpack front I’ve got Jetpack installed but the “Publicize connections” & “Sharing buttons” turned off. I don’t see any traffic going to Facebook using two of the tool’s that Doug suggests. Perhaps Jetpack is OK? Or I don’t really know how to use the tools.
Alan, I am with @mrkrndvs, ”
“. Even cookies/local storage handy to store state without DB. (This is a fascinating thread)
I realised I had the same itch! I think the custom google search would do the trick. But I though it might be better to have something built in to WordPress. I found Search WordPress by Custom Fields without a Plugin | Adam Balée Designs, LLC. This requires you edit a functions.php file. I’ve already got one in my child theme so added the code there. It works.
There are very cools, asking to be giffed. So…
My class dipped their toes in minetest recently: Christmas Challenge 1 – Minetest – Banton Biggies.
Setting up a local server was really simple. I managed to get the class having a little fun without really knowing much. These types of games are always a bit daunting for non-gamers like myself but the low entry barrier means I can tread carefully. I’d be interested to see what other schools are doing with minetest and the similarities and differences with minecraft.