Friday, May 31, 2013

What is black and white and scanned all over?

Not sure how to make a QR code? Do you want to add audio to your QR codes? Open this link to a PowerPoint to explain how do do it using free apps; Red Laser and Croak it.QR code help

Kid created QR codes

My students were working on creating word problems with expressions using variables. They created a book to show what they know.  On the inside, they made a QR code that had their problem and then on the back side was the answer in QR code form. After the kids made their books, we set them around the room and they went around to scan their friends problems to see if they got the same answers. There was great debate when a few came up with different answers. They had to prove why they thought they were right.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Zapd App

I created a guide for teachers in my district to introduce them to Zapd. This is one of my favorite apps and I plan on using it to organize my lessons for next year

Monday, May 13, 2013

Seven Days until Summer!

As summer comes, so does the chance to reflect and BREATH. Make sure to check back often as I begin reflecting on what worked and what do not this year in my new school, new curriculum and 1:1 ipad initiative!

With the help of my friend and fellow blogger, Roland with iPads, I have created an app using Just scan the qr code and follow the directions to download my app.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Qr code fun!

I got this great idea from this blog...
She has wonderful items for free and purchase. I was able to find checker boards at Dollar Tree. (yes, they are only poster board cheap material, but for a dollar they are perfect!) I printed the Qr codes on full sheet labels, cut apart and stuck them to the checker board. Kids have to get the math problem correct to stay on the square. Their partner scans the Qr code to see if it is correct. Trying it in class Monday!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Qr code lesson

Qr codes were my favorite ipad activity to start with. I have since used the app Audioboo to create audio clips and then turn those audio urls into QR codes. This is a great way to have a read aloud accommodation for students. They can scan the qr code and hear you reading the question to them! They can replay directions as many times as they need.

You can also have students record their own voices reading a presentation. This could be displayed in class for Open House or sent home for families to be able to treasure their young ones reading aloud.

Here is a sample........

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