Personally, I do not feel that I can contribute much to the Minecraft experience. We met as a group on Tuesday to discuss some ideas. There were some great ideas for the experience including the following: help center, badges, and having a leaderboard, just to name a few.
I met again with Scott and Nicole to discuss a collaborative space. We decided that Live Minutes would be a great collaborative tool to talk to teachers and share resources. We were able to get into it to see how it might work for the project.
The gamer types are interesting to look at and to think about how they will impact students in the game. Achievers will want to get into the game and complete the task quickly and efficiently. Killers will find ways to be the best and to be the winner of challenges. Socialites will work more collaboratively and be using the chat feature to talk with other players. Finally, the explorers will be spending more time in the game to discover and learn more than just how to complete the task. I would say that giving student longer amounts of time to work might help to meet the needs of all the different types of gamers.
I still have a lot to learn about Minecraft and the experience for students. I am just working to learn and figure out ways that I can contribute.