Let me start off by sayin' I came to school today because the cleaner dude is at my house (don't judge...I'm highly allergic to dust...plus, it's so worth the money!) When I walked in, I saw the dreaded "spot". The place that appears about twice a year on the carpet between mine and my bestie's room. "THE AIR CONDITION' LEAK"! UGH...I thought I would be super smart and leave up my bookshelves with books on them. You know, less work for the Fall return...I'm dumb.
Enough about that. Let's get to the good stuff: QR codes. I've dabbled a little in makin' my own, but sometimes I prefer buyin' other people's QR task card packets on TpT. I figure it saves me time and I'm supportin' someone else. The kids really do enjoy them or maybe it's just that they like to get ahold of my cell phone to use the app. I also love findin' QR codes when I'm out and about. It's like a little scavenger hunt.
Two years ago, my district outfitted all of the classrooms with new technology with the help of the community, votin' for a half cent sales tax increase. YAHOO! I love me some technology! The district decided that they would like to video tape some of the teachers & students usin' the new technology. The first two videos have NOTHING to do with QR codes, BUT the district made QR codes for these videos and put them on posters all around the community for people to see. Pretty neat to just walk up to a poster, scan it, and BOOM you're watchin' a video of a classroom sayin' "Thank You". The last video DOES have to do with QR codes and shows how the students are usin' them in a third grade classroom.Video one: Me and my sweet little rockstars that I taught for THREE years. I sure do miss them. They were sponges when it came to introducin' somethin' new with tech.
Video two: My bestie with her group of kids that she will be startin' her third year
with these babies. It's been fun watchin' them grow and learn as digital citizens.
Video three: My other podmate and bestie usin' technology and QR Codes. It was Pajama Day that day...please excuse some of the outfits.
This is the product from the above video.
Last year, my Video three bestie also started out the year with the students writin' their "All About Me", drawin' a self-portrait, and addin' a QR code. I think I will also start out my first week with this activity.
I am also linkin' up with Farley from Oh' Boy, Fourth Grade... for August's Currently.