10/18/2013

Have you used QR Codes in the classroom yet?

Before Tuesday, I have used my QR Code Reader on my iPhone 1 time.  I used it at a school function that was "paperless" and the agenda was on the QR Code.  It was fun (about as much fun as convocation can be).

This year I have 10 iPad Mini's in my classroom.  We use them daily. Why?  Engagement.  My kiddos do quizzes on google docs, exit tickets on kidblog and I use weebly to store our research links.  This week, they completed a QR Code Scavenger Hunt to answer Science questions about bats.  The kids LOVED it!  They would scan the code and then a question would pop up.  They used a recording sheet to answer their questions.  After the question, a clue that told them where to go next.


Since I didn't have any experience with QR codes, I did a little research (googling/pinteresting) and I found a bit of a treasure - classtools.net!




If you have iPods, iPads or tablets...give QR Codes a try!  100% engagement!!  I think this would be excellent for test prep, too.  What kind of apps or technology do you love to use in your classroom?

This Little Piggy is lovin' technology.

3 comments :

Erika said...

I am piloting a 1:1 ipad classroom this year and my kids LOVE QR codes for everything.

D. Frideley said...

Erika,
1:1 is awesome! I use a workshop style classroom so most of the time students are 1:1 with the iPads. Our exit ticket is on Kidblog, so they have to share with a partner.

I was just thinking today that I want a blog re-design...then I read you guys are taking a break:( I hope you're up and running soon. But, I understand about the scheduling. I feel like I rarely get to blog due to scheduling.

Erika said...

Is your bat scavenger hunt on TpT?