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Minecraft Instructor Video

Step One – Decide on a Project

Here are some projects you can pick from –

Breed chickens
Breed cows
Breed pigs
Breed sheep
Decorate a house
Trade with villagers
Make a way to get down and up out of a canyon
How to fish
Find diamonds
Get a pet dog
Get a pet cat
Tame and travel with a horse
Make a cake
Make cookies
Make and use a bow and arrow
Make an elevator
Make a baseball field

Step Two – Plan Out Your Project

When you plan out your project, you’re going to write down your project, the items you need to start with, and then the step you’re going to follow to explain how to complete your project.

Here’s my plan for my How to Make a Wheat Farm.

Step Three – Set up the Recording

This video breaks this down into four steps:
Step One: Check the Microphone Settings (0:00)
Step Two: Start Minecraft (1:26)
Step Three: Start Quicktime Player (2:13)
Step Four: Start Recording (3:18)
Step Five: Save Recording (4:53)

Note to sixth grade students: This is the same video from last year’s treehouse project since the directions are the same.

Here’s how I started the Minecraft Instructor video:

Step Four – Edit the Recording

Step Five – Share the Video

Make a Webpage About Your Amusement Park

Step One – Make a List of Your Amusement Park’s Features

You should have at least two for each person. If you don’t have enough features, you can also have an overview paragraph or talk about the setting of your park. If you haven’t already, create a name for your amusement park.

Step Two – Assign and Have Group Members Write about Features

Assign the features to your group members – again, each person should write about two of the features. Each feature should be at least a full paragraph in length.

Step Three – Create a Shared Google Drive Folder and Have Each Member Type In Their Writing in a Google Doc

Since Google Sites (and all website creation websites I’m aware of) will let only one person edit the content at a time, you’ll need to enter your text on a collaborative Google Doc.

Here’s how to set that up:

Step Four – Work Together to Edit Your Document

All group member should work together to make additions, improvements and any necessary corrects to the information about your amusement park.

Step Five – Take the Minecraft Pictures

If you’ve forgotten how to take pictures within Minecraft, refer to Step One of the Make a Hotel Advertisement project.

Step Six – Start Your Webpage

Here’s how to do it:

 

Make a Hotel Advertisement

After you finish making a cool Minecraft hotel, you need to advertise it to the other players and try to convince them to come visit.

Here’s the ad I made for my hotel:

The Island Hotel

I based it on this ad:

komanka

Follow these steps to make your own ad.

Step One – “Take” the Pictures

To change the “camera” or point-of-view within Minecraft, press F5.

minecraft_change_view

To take a screenshot within Minecraft, press fn and F2.

minecraft_screenshot

To hide all the overlays and only display what your player is seeing (or to make them reappear), press fn and F1:

hide_indicators

Step Two – Make Your Advertisement

Extra: Additional Advertisement Examples

Make a Video Tour of Your Minecraft Treehouse and Corral

Now it’s time to show off all your hard work and creativity by making a video to show it off. Follow the following instructions to accomplish this task.

#1 – Make Your Video

This video breaks this down into four steps:
Step One: Check the Microphone Settings (0:00)
Step Two: Start Minecraft (1:26)
Step Three: Start Quicktime Player (2:13)
Step Four: Start Recording (3:18)
Step Five: Save Recording (4:53)

#2 – Edit Video in iMovie

#3 – Put the Video on Your Blog and Hand It Into Classroom

Minecraft Challenge: Build a Treehouse and a Corral

The Pledge

I will use my powers for good and not evil
I will use my abilities to build and not destroy
I promise to share when I can and not steal

The Treehouse Challenge

When you start the challenge, you’re going to be given an area for your group. Go down into that area to get started. You’ll be given a crafting table, a furnace and a storage chest with a few items in it to get you started.

Here’s is what you need to build:

1. A treehouse with an area of at least 25 blocks and includes

  • a ladder to get into the treehouse
  • at least one window
  • a door or trapdoor
  • torches

2. A corral with a perimeter of 24 blocks, that includes a gate

If your group correctly builds both of these, I will become your Minecraft genie and grant your group three wishes – up to 64 blocks of a particular item or two animals.

Here’s a short tour of the treehouse and corral that I built:

If you’re new to Minecraft and need help getting started, this longer tutorial will help you:

Minecraft Tutorial World

The Pledge

I will use my powers for good and not evil
I will use my abilities to build and not destroy
I promise to share and not steal

Tutorial World

Minecraft is a fun game that promotes collaboration and creativity.  During media class, I’m going to give you four challenges during the year to solve. I want you to work together with your classmates to solve those challenges.

The first one is an easy one – you’ll need to work your way through Tutorial World, a MinecraftEdu World which will help you learn the beginning skills to get you started on the game.

If you’re already familiar with the game, you can start with this short video which will show you what you need to do to get through the game.

If you’ve never played Minecraft below, you’ll want to watch this longer video which will walk you through what you’re going to see and explain how to get through it.