Tag Archives: QR codes

i-Skool: Learning in Motion on Mobile Devices

I’ve shared lots of reasons why I’m a fan of QR codes.  i-Skool is a project that incorporates scannable technology and puts learning in motion.  Its goal is to enhance brain activity by getting kids on their feet as they practice cognitive skills.  Teachers create a quiz with an item connected to a color in a specific location.  Children receive directions on what to do based on what they scan… Read Article →

Augmented Reality Read Aloud Stations (with QR codes too!)

If you’re a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love scannable technology!  I’ve had the opportunity this past year to work with LitWorld as they’ve developed iPad literacy programing for children and families.  One super fun set of posters we’re using this fall let’s students scan a poster to access a video of a read aloud. At this read aloud station kids can scan the poster using Layar to… Read Article →

Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

Here’s a preview of my new post for Edutopia – click on the link below to read more! The beginning of the school year is often a time when teachers stop and think about the best way to communicate with their students’ parents. We all know how important it is for caregivers to stay informed about everything happening in your building. Making sure that parents are aware of upcoming events,… Read Article →

QR Code Reader for All Devices!

The App Store is full of QR code readers – most of which are free.  My go-to QR code scanner is i-nigma.  One reason I recommend this app at workshops and conferences is because it can be used on lots of different devices.  If you visit their homepage you can see links for the Apple App Store, Android Market, BlackBerry App World and WindowsPhone Marketplace.   This means that i-nigma… Read Article →

App Combo: Foldify and QR Codes

There are lots of ways to distribute QR codes to students and I discuss a handful of tips in my Udemy course on QR codes and differentiated instruction.  This year at ISTE in Atlanta, I shared with teachers one easy way to add QR codes to three-dimensional shapes.   The app Foldify lets users create a template for a variety of three-dimensional shapes.  Instead of drawing a picture or adding family… Read Article →

How-To: Link Images to QR Codes

QR Codes are a fantastic way to take students directly to a website and I’ve shared tons of ways I like to use them!  If you want your students to find a picture without doing a Google Image search, it’s easy to create a QR code that takes students directly to a photograph. 1. Do an Internet search to find the perfect picture  Looking for more tips for using QR… Read Article →

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

I am so excited to launch my second Udemy course! “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… Read Article →

Talking QR Codes!

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… Read Article →

Images in Your QR Codes!

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… Read Article →

QR Codes in the Garden

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… Read Article →