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QR Code Generation

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

Computer Science

Digital Literacy

Technology

In this lesson you will learn how to make a QR Code in Minecraft and link it to a student created website.

avatar Submitted By: Mark Grundel

January 10, 2017

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Sample QR Code Link

One sample QR Code Generator

Second QR Code Generator

This is the one I used to generate my QR Code.

Supporting Files

Sample Portfolio Picture 1


Taken w/ Camera and Portfolio Tools. 1/2 done

Sample Portfolio Picture 2


Taken w/ Camera and Portfolio Tools. Complete.

Sample World File


This is an island seed with a giant QR code.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to conduct research outside of Minecraft.
  • Students will be able to create a website based on interests/content being taught.
  • Students will be able to use graph paper to plan out a QR Code.
  • Students will be able to transfer the QR code into Minecraft.
  • Students will be able to present their build and website with their classmates.

Guiding Ideas

How do we create a positive digital footprint?

What information do we share online?

How do we use measurement to graph digital images?

 

 

Student Activities

This is a very open lesson and can be used in a variety of situations.  As the teacher, you may use this activity with an All About Me activity or inside of a research project.  This lesson is designed to supplement or enrich an existing lesson.

Students may be asked to do a research project or create an All About Me activity.  In my class, I have students create All About Me Websites using Wix or About.me.  You may choose to also conduct a lesson or research and link students work to a link on KidBlog, a Learning Management System (LMS) or Classroom or Notebook or OneDrive.

Below, I will discuss how to create the QR Code.  The sample is a working QR Code that links to my profile on this community site. Try it out!

First, have students conduct research and create a website or a resource online that can be linked. This can also be done using an NPC, but a QR Code is so much more fun!  Students may choose to create a profile online about them, a YouTube Video.  Anything that has a link can be created into a QR Code.

Have students construct examples of their research within Minecraft.

Using a QR Code generator, such as: http://www.qr-code-generator.com/ or https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/ have students copy and paste the link into the QR Code generator and download the QR Code.

Download the QR Code as an image (.jpg or .png)

Have students print out the QR Code and graph it onto graph paper.  (Hint: The large squares are 7 x 7 black, followed by 5 x 5 white, and then 3 x 3 black.)

Using black and white wool, construct the QR code.  Have students build a setting around the QR Code.

Have students present their build in Minecraft, then using a barcode reader, scan the QR code and present their website.

Performance Expectations

Create a website or other webpage with a link that supports a positive digital footprint online.

Produce a QR Code.

Graph a digital image on paper.

Build the QR Code in Minecraft.

Present their work with class or world.

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Sample QR Code Link

One sample QR Code Generator

Second QR Code Generator

This is the one I used to generate my QR Code.

Supporting Files

Sample Portfolio Picture 1


Taken w/ Camera and Portfolio Tools. 1/2 done

Sample Portfolio Picture 2


Taken w/ Camera and Portfolio Tools. Complete.

Sample World File


This is an island seed with a giant QR code.