Tag Archives: QR codes

Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

24 Apr

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“Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!”

This course can be taken at your own pace and includes 20+ videos that can be played, paused, and watched over and over!

  • In this course, you will learn how to make QR codes, design activities for differentiated instruction, and hear tips for how to use QR codes to energize your lessons.
  • Actionable ideas for you to implement in your classroom – learn today, do tomorrow!
  • Includes a sample lesson plan and model activity sheets.

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Talking QR Codes!

23 Apr
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Try scanning this QR code :)

QR codes are such a fantastic resource for students – especially those who need a little extra support.  QR voice is a free web tool that truly makes your QR codes start talking!

You can type a sentence into the text box on their website (100 characters or less) and  QR voice will generate a QR code for you that turns your short message into an audio file.  As soon as the QR code is scanned the message will be spoken aloud for students to hear.  You can include this QR code on any activity sheet to give an instruction or reminder, provide the definition of a new word, or offer a helpful hint to struggling students.  It’s a simple tool that can go a long way!

Here are three other posts on using QR codes in the classroom:

Check out my Udemy course: Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

Images in Your QR Codes!

28 Aug

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You’ve probably heard by now all of the ways I love to use QR codes in my classroom (scavenger hunts, with a projection screen, in the garden, to name a few!)

Visualead is fantastic site that let’s users combine QR codes with images.  You can upload any picture that you want and place your QR code right on top of it.  Not only is it a great way to energize traditional black and white QR codes, adding images can help students distinguish between QR codes in different subject areas or lessons.  This is perfect for younger students or English Language Learners.  Whether you choose a picture of a globe for a Social Studies website or a number to match up to a question on an activity sheet, you’ll find lots of times to add images to your QR codes!

Users can create QR codes for free using Visualead or upgrade to have even more options.

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Read this post in Spanish!

QR Codes in the Garden

19 Jul

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There are so many ways to use QR codes and I’ve been excited to see them in my travels the last few months! On my walk to work and recent trip to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, I’ve seen QR codes pop up in garden plots so visitors and pedestrians can scan and learn more about what’s growing.  If you’re looking for a tech-friendly outdoor activity, try adding these to your garden!

Check out my Common Core aligned QR Code Scavenger Hunts and 25 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom!

My Udemy course:  Using QR Codes in the Classroom: Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!

Create Your Own QR Codes

8 May

photoI’ve talked about all the ways I use QR codes in my classroom and it is so easy to make your own! The free iPad app QR Code Maker gives users the ability to copy and paste any URL and turn their link into a QR code. Save the QR code to your camera roll and share with students.

I have lots of QR hunts in my teacher store (here’s bundle #1 and bundle #2)

*this app works great on your iPhone too!

Sustainability iPad Apps

24 Apr

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One of my favorite topics to teach in the classroom is healthy eating. There are lots of great free apps to support this subject at all grade levels.

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Here’s my Common Core aligned QR Scavenger Hunt “Intro to Healthy Eating” and the “Food Plate (aka Food Pyramid)


Explain a Website

14 Dec

Screen shot 2012-12-02 at 10.37.30 PMI usually only recommend free apps since I’m using a class set of iPads in my classroom and don’t have access to a volume purchasing plan.  But for $0.99 Explain a Website is a must have teacher tool!  This app acts as an internet browser and allows you to record your actions and voice as you navigate a website.  You can write all over the screen, discuss features of the website, and save your recording to your iPads Camera Roll. Check out the clip I uploaded onto YouTube that gives a quick introduction to ClassTechTips.com!

Use Explain a Website to help show students how to navigate the websites they’ll visit in one of my common core aligned QR Code Scavenger Hunts!