Tag Archives: QR codes

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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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!

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!

More QR Scavenger Hunts!

5 Dec

photo-28I love using QR code scavenger hunts to introduce new topics to my students!

Whether we’re getting ready to compost, about to start a unit on deforestation, or need a quick overview of topics like  Lewis and Clark, the Dust Bowl, the Trail of Tears, the Gold Rushthe Great Plains, the Bill of Rights, Amazon Rainforest, Inuit or the Mayan, Inca and Aztec Civilizations, QR scavenger hunts are a great way to get students excited and engaged.

Click on the links above for QR code scavenger hunts with Common Core aligned lesson plans on each topic!

Here’s a bundle of QR code scavenger hunt lesson plans!

iPad QR Scavenger Hunt

19 Oct

I’ve said it before – I love using QR codes in my classroom!


There are a lot of reasons:

  • Takes students directly to a website you have chosen
  • Eliminates frustration of typing in long web addresses (perfect for students in an inclusion class, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • Saves time!

I make QR codes using free QR code generators like Qurify and distribute them to my students as a scavenger hunt. I’ll have questions ready for each website so students are focused as they conduct Internet research. You can post these QR codes around the classroom, create QR stations, or simply give them to your students with their scavenger hunt activity sheet.

Check out my lesson plan on using QR Scavenger Hunts in the classroom!

Here’s another lesson plan using QR Scavenger Hunts in the classroom!

One more lesson plan using QR Scavenger Hunts in the classroom!

Here’s a bundle of QR code scavenger hunt lesson plans!