Build it yourself in an instant with the AGILE Command Book introduced at https://agilexps.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/sdlib/
… or better yet, see both of the above and then come join us on the server at your leisure:
The AGILE Command Book is a simple Google Sheet that is publicly shared for people to access, contribute, and share learning artifacts that can be uploaded to the AGILE MC Multiversity or other compatible Minecraft environments.
In order to contribute you can simply visit the book at tinyurl.com/AGILEbk and add to the suggested books list under the tab “Books (suggested)” OR, for those with the knowledge or willingness to try, you can complete a Minecraft book of your own (see Book Editor Tutorial) and fill all columns in the sheet for your entry as you go. Here are the columns of the “Books (existing)” tab explained:
What you name the item in the spreadsheet space should be generally what you think it should be referred to as and does not need to match up in a precise way with the programmed content (e.g. the above example has deZayas Memo in the spreadsheet with a much longer description naming the item in-world).
Whether you have any idea about Minecraft or any interest in virtual environments and learning of any sort or not, please consider contributing to the Stardust library by adding suggested works (i.e. things you believe to be conducive to cultivating caring and effective people) to the library list at tinyurl.com/AGILEbk
…AND make sure to check out the three part series by Keanu Sai, Ph.D. published in neaToday on the U.S. Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, whether you read it inside the Hawaiian Kingdom archive inside the AGILE Multiversity Minecraft environment or on the National Education Association website, and spread the word too!
[UPDATE: scroll to the bottom of this post for how to add hyperlinks to Minecraft books]
Step 1: Create or locate the content you wish to have in your Minecraft book(s) and have it ready to copy and paste (we use some letters from the Anti-Annexation Protest Documents and the February 24, 2018 United Nations memorandum to the State of Hawaii in making this tutorial)
Step 2: Go to http://minecraft.tools/en/book.php
Step 3: Begin pasting the contents from your first text into the box that contains the text “Minecraft Tools book”, making sure to replace that text with your desired text. Only post up to 13 lines of text per page.
Note that this is “Page 1” and you will need to continue adding an additional page by clicking the blue [+] box for each additional 13 lines of text. About 25 characters fit per line. You can either edit your own hyphens and line breaks in to try and condense the text as much as possible or use the method we did and focus on copying, pasting, counting lines and consistently checking the preview for accuracy and completeness.
In our experience we had to keep the book names short and simple, and also avoid too lengthy of an authors name to avoid errors in our final product. Additionally it is important to keep to a limited number of characters per line in the “Book description:” field if you choose to use it, otherwise your description will appear off-screen in game.
Here is an example of Title, Author, and Description field entries that worked out well…
You can conceal the command blocks below ground and use levers and plates on adjacent blocks to activate them…
And here is our example that we worked on in the images above:
Here are our other texts so far:
The above Minecraft book images were all made from the February 24, 2018 United Nations memorandum to the State of Hawaii, the E Hō Mai page of the Aloha ‘Āina Project, and the UH Hamilton Hawaiian Collection section featured below:
Please note: because some of the protest documents are hand-written it is NOT possible to convert them into text documents.
Note: Skip to step 3 if your server already has RC Mailbox installed.
Step 1: Have your own Minecraft server capable of running Spigot and Bukkit plugins (this test/tutorial was done on the AGILE Multiversity server which is currently hosted by akliz.net and running a Paper 1.13.2 jar)
Step 3: See the images below for an example of how to send and receive mail, including sending to offline players!