Friday, 10 August 2012

QR Codes are Everywhere

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It’s so fascinating to go blog hopping to see all the ways that educators are using Quick Response codes (aka QR Codes) to support and promote learning. Since I have found so many great ways to use QR codes in schools, I thought it would be great to highlight 10 genius examples.
1. Accessing the Library Catalogue – At Grayslake campus library all you need is your smart phone and QR code reader to access the library catalog in the book stacks. College of Lake County
2. Book Reviews – Bacon lover, Chris Hyde, has his students create book reviews onto a blog which are then turned into QR codes and placed onto books in the school library. Bacon Bytes Blog
3. Links to Book Trailers – Check-out the books on display at NHS High School Library. Just scan the QR code to access book trailers via YouTube. NHS HIgh School Library
4. Scavenger Hunts – The Daring Librarian, Gwyneth Jones, created and shares a QR code scavenger hunt that can be used in the school library for ESOL students, special education classes, library orientation, and for just about any other subject. The Daring Librarian
5. Meet and Greet Tours – During Mrs. White’s meet the teacher night she created a self guided tour of her classroom for her parents and students. Mrs. White’s 5th Grade Class
6. Parent Communication – Heather Kaldis shares how QR codes can be used during Open House to establish teacher-parent communication. Pencils, Paper and Pixie Dust
7. Showcasing Students’ Work – The Nerdy Teacher, Nicholas Provenzano, shares his students’ work with a display case and QR Codes for all to see. The Nerdy Teacher
8. Interactive Bulletin Boards – Richard Byrne engages viewers into the “digital world” by using “QR codes, a puzzle, and an iPad.” Free Technology for Teachers
9. Test Reviews – Kudos to Mrs. White and her wonderful ideas on how to use QR codes effectively in the classroom. Her Grade 5 class reviews math skills using iPads and QR code created worksheets. Mrs. White’s 5th Grade Class
10. Math and Literacy Stations – Mrs. Wideen’s Grade 1 students use QR codes for addition, substation, word problems, reading and writing every week during math and literacy stations. Mrs. Wideen’s Grade 1 Blog
Happy Scanning!

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