Crack the code: using qr codes in the classroom

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Transcript Crack the code: using qr codes in the classroom

Presentation by: Jenna Hobson
What are QR codes?
“QR” stands for “quick response”
 Info can be linked to the code, so once
scanned, you have access to that info
 Info can be text, videos, websites, etc.
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Not just for use in 1-1 iPad classrooms!
Apps for Scanning Codes?
i-nigma
 Qrafter
 Genius Scan
 Scan
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Creating QR Codes
Qrcode.kaywa.com
 Qrstuff.com
 Google Docs
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For step-by-step directions on creating multiple codes at
once using Google Docs, scan here!
Benefits of QR codes
Enhances opportunities for student
choice (Bloom’s!)
 Time/space saver (sanity!)
 Fosters independence and creativity
(Bloom’s!)
 They sure “QR” fun! (laughter: the best
medicine!)
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Using QR Codes: Classroom
Management
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Contact information for parents—
courtesy Heather Gant,
1st/2nd Grade Looping Teacher
Daily Schedule
 “I’m Done. What ‘QR’ do?” chart—
for early finishers
 “I can” statements—post at stations
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Using QR Codes: Classroom
Management
Grouping—random groups; facilitates
discussion amongst peers; same students
prevented from “always” partnering up; no
need to create your own—just clip off from
commonly purchased products and voila!
 Homework—quick access to webcasts,
Math problem examples, anchor charts in
classroom
 Classroom library books—inventory,
organization
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Using QR Codes: Writing Activities
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Picture Prompts
Story Prompts
 Grammar review
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Using QR Codes: Science/Social
Studies
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“Walk Around a City”—learning about
cities around the world
Research—create QR codes for
approved websites; quicker than typing
in URLs
 Current Events board—students create
codes linking to a news article; add to
board throughout the year
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Using QR Codes: Other Ideas
“QR Us”—getting to know you question
activity
 “QR Moves”—brain breaks/exercises;
keep handy in a container on desk
 “The hills are alive with ‘QR’s’ and
music…”—independent/station work
music choice; different genre each day
 “QR Matey!”—scavenger/treasure hunts;
create a code for each clue; set up
around classroom or school
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I Want More!
http://owlsareahoot.blogspot.com/2012/07/
qr-codes.html?m=1
 http://yourgreenclassroom.blogspot.com/20
12/02/qr-codes-and-bottle-capfun.html?m=1
 http://insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wor
dpress.com/2012/04/08/ways-to-use-qrcodes-in-the-elementary-classroom-andusing-google-docs-to-create-them/
 When in doubt…Pinterest!
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