QR Codes (Quick Read) have been popping up everywhere! I love the ease of scanning the code and being seamlessly connected to a web page. In effort to make home school connections easier for parents I use QR codes! Family folders have a QR code that links parents to our classroom web page. Student book selection folders have QR codes to link parents to our classroom Shelfari page. QR codes are printed on address labels with password information for the web sites we use in our classroom. I even had one student who brought in his own QR codes. One code shared his current game on Hero Factory and another shared a writing piece. K was so excited about his QR codes he insisted I get my phone and scan the codes right away. Of course, I honored his request but, I wondered what someone might think if they walked in to see me and 10 first graders crowed around my phone.
The young writer's in our room publish their writing on VoiceThread. In addition, these published books are displayed in our classroom and available for students to read during the day or take home as a daily book choice. Thanks to my WONDERFUL parent volunteer these published student books now have QR codes on the inside cover! These codes will enable students and parents to easily access the story on VoiceThread where they can see and hear the young author read the book!
This QR code connects the reader to a VoiceThread where students explain their animal, it's habitat. how the animal meets it's basic needs in their environment and makes connections to other Ohio animals by listening and commenting on the VT's of the others students.QR codes have opened new and convenient was to share our learning! You can create your own QR codes at Kaywa. VoiceThread also has a mobile app for the iPhone, iPad and iPhone making these talking walls a great way to share our learning!