I bet you have seen these around everywhere lately.
This is a QR code. I really didn't pay much attention to them until this afternoon.
I mentioned in my last blog that I work at a school that is using a great amount of Apple equipment. In addition to all this wonderful equipment, we have a group of teachers who meet once a week (on our own time) to discuss new and innovative ways to use this technology in the classroom. Well today, I learned how to make my own QR code.
Now I know what you are thinking! How can this be useful in kindergarten? Especially when the kids can't read yet and it wouldn't be feasible for the teacher to be walking around all day reading everyone's scanners. Well, the neat thing is that when you create your own QR code...you can type in ANYTHING.
So, my brain got thinking...what CAN my kinders read? Sight Words! Color Words! Number Words! Numbers! Letters of the alphabet! Names! So there began my "AH HA" moment on how I can use this amazing new technology!
Yes, there I was, incredibly excited about inputting our 31 District Based Sight Words into the QR Code Generator so that I could create codes just like the one above. I am going to place these codes in various locations around my room for my students to scan with their iTouches (Think of it as a "Techy's" version of read around the classroom).
If you are interested in how to create your own QR codes to use in your classroom, just click here. It is amazing how technology keeps creating new ways for us to teach our students. Don't forget to download a QR scanner app on your phone, iPad, or iTouch to complete this activity.
Let me know if you try this. I would love to hear from you!