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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

QR Codes in the Classroom

     So, I ws blog hopping, and came across my high-school buddy Lynda's post on QR Codes in the classroom.  This quite possibly could become my new obsession for the year.  What a great idea to get the kids engaged in learning.  She has alot of great ideas on her blog regarding these codes, I'll link to it on the bottom--check it out!
     Anyways, QR codes are those little black and white boxes that you can use a scanner to read.  A scanner can be anything from a smartphone, to an iPod, or an iPad.  These codes are linked to information; be it a website, directions, contact info, or just dialing a phone number (only while using a smart phone.)
     So many classroom applications!  I already added one to my classroom website, and am putting it on my classroom info magnets for the parents this year.  I love the idea of sending the kids on scavenger hunts (using iPods as scanners) looking for information and clues.  The possibilities truly are endless, and limited only by your imagination. 
     I used www.snapmaze.com to create my QR codes--it was simple, and all I had to do was save the code as a .png file to use it.  You can download free scanners to your device--just do a search in the app store for them.  
     Just for giggles, here is a QR code to take you to Lynda's blog, orjust click the button below to take you to her awesome blog!  Happy coding!



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2 comments:

  1. If I was a squealer, I would have just let out a big one! I am from Nac and went to SFA too! This is so exciting!

    I am a 1st grade teacher too!

    I now follow you...WAHOO!

    I would LOVE for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)


    Heather
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  2. Hey Jack Friend! For some reason I am not showing up on the list of blogs you follow. I would love for you to try and follow me again. I am putting you on my list of new blogs to give a shout out to!

    Heather
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