MindRising 2016





MindRising 2016




The most important thing teachers can encourage in young people is to develop ‘inquiring minds’ - to ensure that they know how to gather information, that they check that information and take it from a multiplicity of sources.
— Lord David Puttnam - Digital Champion & MindRising Ambassador

MindRising 2016


Is comórtas é MindRising 2016 ag céiliúradh 200 blian ar oileán na hÉirinn. Molann Mindrising teicneolaíocht digiteach do scoileanna agus grúpaí. Is faoinár scéalta stairiúla agus ár dtodhchaí a insint; atá MindRising gafa.

Beidh na foirne páirteach ag baint leas as a scileanna scéalaíochta, thar réimse leathan meáin ag tógáil a chuid tionscnamh i Minecraft. Moltar dóibh cuimhní ar an 100 bliain chaite agus an chéad 100 bhliain romhainn a shamhlú.

ACh ar dtús féach ar seo

Ach ar dtús féach ar an físeán seo

Rannóga MindRisinG 

Rannóga MindRisinG

Tá 2 rannóg i MindRising 


  • Bunscoil ó Rang 1 go Rang


  • Bunscoil Rang 5 agus 6
  • Meánscoil Soisear- Bliain 1 agus 2

Féach ar critéir cháilitheachta 

Why would we enter?

As an educator, I value the opportunities presented by MindRising 2016 for children and young people to mark the 1916 centenary in ways that promote their historical understanding, help them to connect the past and the present and support them in imagining the future. Whether they are drawing on the evidence to reconstruct past events and localities, investigating change over time or building on the present to imagine possible futures, MindRising offers rich opportunities for child-led and enquiry-based learning and, most importantly, gives voice to that learning though digital storytelling.
— Professor Fionnuala Waldron Cregan Professor of Education, DCU Institute of Education,

If you answer yes to any of the following questions then participating in MindRising is for you.


  1. Ar mhaith leat leas a bhaint as Dearadh Foghlama 21ú hAois sa seomra ranga?
  2. Ar mhaith leat go mbeidh do dhaltaí ag baint úsaide as bealaigh nua aimseartha digiteach (ina measc Minecraft) ?
  3. Ar mhaith leat bheith páirteach le scoileanna eile ag fiosrú an stair agus ár dtodhchaí i 2016?
  4. Ar mhaith leat deis a thabhairt do do dhaltaí bheith ceannróidíoch, samhlaíoch agus cruthaíoch?
  5. Ar mhaith leat €5000 a bhuacaint don scoil?

Ceannairí ar Grúpaí

  1. Ar mhaith leat, do ghrúpa a bheith páirteach i dtionsnamh spraoiúil i 2016?
  2. Ar mhaith leis na daoine óga i do ghrúpa a bheith ag plé le teicneolaíocht digiteach cosúil le Minecraft?
  3. Ar mhaith leat bealaí a aimsiú le nascadh le daoine óga I do ghrúpaí agus an pobal?
  4. Ar mhaith leat €5000 a bhuacaint don ghrúpa?

Na Blockheads

(na ndaoine Óg)

  1. Ar mhaith leat an méid spraoi céanna a bheith agat ar scoil agus mar a bhíonn agat sa bhaile?
  2. Ar mhaith leat stuif a thógail le do chairde?
  3. Ar mhaith leat bheith ag maíomh as do scileanna Minecraft?

How much time will this take?

Educators/Group Leaders

We've designed MindRising to allow you to get involved based on your capacity. 

"I can only spare a couple of hours"

  • No effort - use MindRising video's to enliven a lesson (videos coming soon) with Minecraft-based learning curriculum content
  • Less than 1 hour - use our curriculum aligned lesson plans to teach a historical topic
  • 2-3 hours - build a minimum viable entry (the smallest competition entry you could possibly imagine),you do everything in a frenetic 3 hours sprint

"I can only spend a day or two on this"

  • Spread the effort over 1-2 weeks working following one of the story paths - discovering, storytelling & learning 

"I want to enter the competition"

  • Option 1: Follow the self-paced design-thinking basd program over the 8 weeks of the competition (available 3rd Feb) this will get you ready to submit your entry
  • Option 2: Download the design-thinking based program and use it at your own speed (either blitz it or take your time) it's up to you

REMEMBER: MindRising is meant to be a fun learning experience!

What is a MindRising project?

MindRising projects are focussed on celebrating 200 years of the Island Ireland 1916-2016-2116. The competition has 3 story paths: 1) the past 2) the journey from past to future and 3) the future. A project can consist of a variety of elements video, audio, minecraft animation.

Choose a Story Path

Over 8 weeks teams will employ digital storytelling techniques to to tell stories about our past, our future and the journey from past to future. MindRising will be providing mission packs, teaching plans, examples, tutorials and other guides to help you over the 8 weeks.


What do we have to do?

  1. Find a project you want to do (make sure it's fun).
  2. Follow our design thinking based program (available for download from the 3rd Feb).
  3. Create a project portfolio built in Sway an interactive digital storytelling tool.
  4. Build a world in Minecraft  (helpful samples will be provided see here).
  5.  Make a 3 minute video that summarises your project  - where you started what challenges you faced, the story your telling, MineCraft fly-thrus, and anything else you can imagine.
  6. Use your imagination to tell the stories your way (if you are stuck you can check out our project ideas  - COMING SOON).