Spring into Technology with Classroom Freebies!
Several phenomenal teachers, Technology Tailgate Coaches and bloggers are joining forces for an amazing classroom technology blog hop! As you hop from blog to blog, you will visit some of your favorite blogs and discover a few new blogs too! Each with a fabulous freebie just for you!
Thank you for hopping over!
QR Codes are a great way to integrate technology into your classroom and give students immediate feedback. We have been using QR Codes with our kiddos for the past few months and they are loving them! We have used them during math, with our animal unit, and during reading. You can download QR Code Reader Apps for free on your iPad, iPod Touch, or smartphone. We are currently using Qrafter App on our iPads at school and I've been using Kaywa QR Code Generator to create QR Codes for our activities.
Our newest activity is related to our next math unit - geometry. Students will answer the questions about 3-D shapes and then scan the code to self check their responses.
This free packet includes 3 different QR activities with 3D Shapes. The shape cards can be used with the whole class, small group, or individually. They can be used as an "I Spy" activity posted around the room, in a center, or as an assessment. (Our kiddos love I Spy activities!)
To download your free copy, just click HERE.
How You Can Use QR Codes In Your Classroom
Make Learning Stations
Incentives and Praise
QR VOICEThis website takes a written message and translates it into an automated voice message!! So cool, right? This can be a great accommodation to add to your repertoire of strategies for those students who have stage freight or who are shy to do presentations. Once the student completes the oral recording and you have the written translation, simply grab the QR code! This could also be used for when you are absent. Simply write the directions in the text box for each activity and the website will translate your written message to a voice message! This way students don't have a 1,000 times to do!
Vocaroo-Audio RecordingThis is an online tool that allows you to do voice recordings. Students can record a book review, oral presentation, an oral reading response to an assessment, etc.
Once you have completed the recording, save it, then add the web link to a QR code generator (Kaywa QR Code Generator).
Check out my VOCAROO recording here!
QR Codes without a camera
Link Up QR Codes to Websites or Interactive GamesI am currently trying to find various websites that are iPad friendly! It can be difficult to find websites with interactive games or instructional videos that don't require flash!
-Link up instructional videos from Youtube, BrainPop Jr (attach the QR code video link to an assignment)
-Link up online reading websites such as Tumble Books
-Link up interactive games that align with your instructional focuses
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting! If you are new to my blog and liked what you see, don't forget to follow me! The next stop on the path is
Lauren at iWonder
In case you didn't start from the beginning, here is an ordered list of all participating blogs!
Kate from EduKate and Inspire
Kristin from iTeach 1:1
Heidi from Rakis Rad Resources
Leah from Learn With Leah
Amanda and Aylin from Learning to the Core
Nikki from An Uncommon to the Core Teacher
Karla at The Connected Teacher
Shana at Enchanted with Technology
Kristen at Teacher Playground
Jen at Tech with Jen
Kay at A Little Tech
Melanie at I Luv Twek
Carrie and Caitlin at Table Talk with C & C
Lauren at iWonder
Jan at The Science Vault
A special thank you to Jen at Tech with Jen for designing the blog hop button!
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