Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bright Ideas ~ Student Created QR Codes!

Welcome!  I hope you are enjoying hopping around and grabbing some bright ideas.  I can't wait to share my next bright idea with you! 
It is student created QR codes!  

We all have seen some fantastic products out there where students can scan teacher made QR codes to check answers or to play games. I knew I wanted to incorporate more technology into my classroom this year and QR codes was just the thing, but I wanted to take it a step further.  I wanted the students to create them from their published writing.  (BONUS: QR codes are new to a lot of students, so the engagement factor was very high!)

So, here's what I did...
1. Had students type paragraphs about themselves. I did this the first week of school, but it could really be used for any writing.
2. Had students copy and paste their paragraph into a QR generator online.  There are several to choose from, but we used www.qrstuff.com.  Print out 2 copies of the QR code generated from the website.
3. Put one copy of the printed QR codes in a book for the students to scan in class and the other on a bulletin board for all visitors and parents to view!

(Everyone was very impressed, but shhhh, don't tell, but it was VERY easy!)

Now, it is time for some pics!

Here are my students in action scanning each others' codes...





And here is the finished bulletin board that I created...
 Wish you could see those darling smiling faces for real! Just imagine bright smiles under those blue faces. :)

A spin off Carly Rae Jepsen song!

This is a picture of my QR code!

Of course, we hit the technology standard on the head!  I also love that my students were able to use technology to produce and publish writing on the first week of school!

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