One of the sessions I attended showed how to use QR codes in learning applications. I must admit, I had seen QR codes before but really never knew why or how to use them. Now, I do.
This week, I taught my students about QR codes and how to use them as part of our Word Work. First, I showed some advertisements that I collected to show the real world application of their use. Then, I modeled them how to scan the code using my iPhone. (Yes, I let them use my phone as we didn't have anything else to use.) In my classroom, we used this app, although, there are many free ones.
I guided them through this activity. It was a QR code scavenger hunt around the room. We talked about how to safely handle my phone and camera as Mr. Parker would not be buying Mrs. Parker a new one anytime soon. :) Each child had a turn scanning the code and seeing what the code said.
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Would you like to learn how to make your own QR Codes to use in the classroom? Leave a comment and if I have enough feedback, I will dedicate an entire post on this topic.
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