What Are Mods?
Modifications, which is shorted to "mods" (what your kids say) is a piece of software that changes the base behavior of Minecraft. They are installed using a "launcher", called Technic Launcher.
MinecraftU uses these basic tools and the thousands of free mods available in conjunction with the MinecraftU curriculum to bend the Minecraft universe to our classrooms.
For instance, using a mod called ComputerCraft, we can teach kids the basics of computing as well as programming by giving them in-game computers and robots that will do their bidding.
You can also find mods specific to agriculture, petroleum engineering, and even computer networking.