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Monday, February 6, 2012

QR Codes in Reading Workshop

Ms. Beckom's reading classes recently used QR codes.  

Ms. Beckom's thoughts on QR Codes:

The QR Codes saved time and helped my students and I to be more accurate. Instead of writing the URLs on the board, which sometimes I or more my students often write or copy wrong, I just created a QR code which took my students directly to the site.  YEA!  Additionally, I did not have to worry about making many, many copies of pages for handouts.  Via the internet, I can expose my students to more information than I ever could have enough copies of.  It was quick, easy to produce and implement.  I went to a QR code generator and I had a QR code in a matter of seconds. What's more, it is free of charge to make and use.  Additionally, it makes my lesson more interesting, because my students like to SCAN STUFF!  Scanning helped them to buy into the lesson and become more engaged learners.

Students:  your turn!  What do you think of using QR codes in reading?  Can you think of some other ways to use them?