Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Techie Tuesday

Welcome back!

This week I am going to talk about QR (Quick Response) Codes.  These codes have so many purposes and uses in the classroom.  A few of these include; Word Walls, Word Work Centers, Independent Word Work, Directions, Anchor Charts in Your Classroom, Math Centers, newsletters, important dates, and Listen to Reading.  (I talked about my QR Word Walls and Word Work in a previous post.  Please click here to read more them).

Today I am going to talk about how I use QR Codes to help with Listen to Reading. At the end, I will also talk you through how to create a QR Code.

Last summer, I worked on creating QR Code book rings for every child in my class.  During listen to reading, children would take out their book ring, scan, and listen/follow along.  I then added a new set of books for each theme that we covered. 
Individual Book Rings

These rings worked out great, because each child has their own, they all had access to the books, and a variety of books.  And, since they were put through SafeShare, the adds were taken out, and they were not able to link hop and end up on something that was not "allowed."

Now to create a QR code!

1) Find a URL that you want your children to go to right away.  

2) Copy the URL.

3)If it is a You Tube video, then open up SafeShare.tv and paste URL in the box, click "generate safe link," then "Take me to safe link," copy URL.

4) Go to a QR Generator site (qrsuff.com, goo.gl, etc.)

5) Paste URL

6) Click the next step (each site is different, so it will vary)

7) Save QR Code and use in any document.

Do you use QR Codes in your classroom?  How do you use them, or how will you use them  Please leave your ideas, questions, or comments below.

Thank you!


***********UPDATE***********

I just posted the rings in my TPT store.  If you  would like them please follow this link.  Also, please leave comment below or in my TPT store, so that way I know you were able to find them, and that they are going to be helpful.  I would also love to know what grade they will be used with.  Thank you so much!  Enjoy!!!

19 comments:

  1. THIS sounds like a project I need to start this summer! I love the idea of having an individual ring for each student! Thanks for sharing!
    (: Mandi
    Spellbound in Second

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  2. Thank you so much! The kids really loved it, and it was nice to just pull out a new stack to add to their rings. The books that I have are Kindergarten, but I would love to share if it would save you time.

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  3. Do you have a document with these books? I teach kindergarten in a 1:1 classroom and these would be great! As well as save me a lot of time making them (although I've already done some

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    1. I do have a document. :) If you e-mail me at Meghan@Meghanspad.com I would be more than happy to share. :)

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    2. Is there a way I can get that document as well? I also teach kindergarten in a 1:1 classroom and love this idea!

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    3. Hi Amy! I just uploaded the book rings to my tpt store. Click here for the Book Rings . If it does not work, or you would like me to email it to you, please email me at Meghan@Meghanspad.com. Thank you!

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  4. I also made community helper scan and learn QR codes! Feel free to check them out on TPT! My page is called Creating in the Classroom!

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    1. Sounds great! I will check them out! Thank you!!

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  5. I would love to have a copy of your QR codes. We just got 5 ipads for each kindergarten classroom. Would you be willing to share? My email is Chavez_jos@aps.edu. Thanks!

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  6. If you are willing to share this would be wonderful to try out QR codes during listen to reading with the iPads that we have! My e-mail is Meghan.Murray@anoka.k12.mn.us

    Thanks! :)

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  7. Also would love to utilize this resource in our library! If you don't mind sharing that would be splendid! hamerm@leland1.org

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  8. I am interested in doing this, as well. However, youtube is blocked on all student devices in our system. Is there another site that I can use to link the QR code to? Thanks for your help!

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    1. Hi Michelle! Were you able to down load the file on TPT? If not, please email me at Meghan@MeghansPad.com. Thank you!

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  9. This is awesome. I can't wait to set this up in my classroom. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea and project.

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  10. What a generous person you are! Thank you for the QR codes...what a great timesaver! The students will love using our new iPads (from Donors Choose) to listen to the stories.

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  11. Wow! What a wonderful idea. Would there be a chance that I could have your QR code book template also? I'm just starting reading this year again after family leave and any resources would be so appreciated! My email is crawford.adele.l@edumail.vic.gov.au

    Thank you!! Adele

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  12. Thanks for sharing. These are great and I will use them often in Kindergarten.

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  13. These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work. I have a daughter in Kindergarten and son in first. They will both love these!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing. These are great, and I love how you set them up by themes.

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