Posts made in July, 2015

The Vocabulary of QR Codes

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Freebies, Uncategorized, vocabulary | 0 comments

Let’s be honest. The school “gave” me an iPad 2 years ago. I’ve been carrying it around, using it to check email and Facebook. Some of the time the “cha-ching” of a sales works on TpT. In other words, I haven’t used it well.  I did make a few products last year that used QR codes. My kids got to use the iPad a tiny bit for that, but I never really explored the cool ways QR codes could be used beyond self checking.

Here’s my vocabulary of QR codes.

A Quick Response code is a 2 dimensional code is can be scanned without the beam of light need for a barcode scanner.

A QR code when scanned links to websites, videos, images, and information.

A QR generator creates QR codes. There are many QR code generators available for free. Try goqr.me.

A QR reader is a special camera that captures the symbol to read it. There are many free apps easily available.

Data pixels or QR code modules are the name for the black and white dots that make up the code.

Qurifying“is creating your own QR codes. With them you can make whatever you want more interactive.

Here are some great ideas:

1. On a worksheet  QR codes can provide answers for self checking, additional information to enhance understanding, and lead students to a “sponge activity” for early finishers. Here’s an example.

Homophones with QR codes

Homophone Review Page with QR codes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Display a QR code for students to scan to take them to a difficult to type website.

3. Create QR code scavenger hunts. Students search websites to gather information for the topic. I am so doing this soon!!!

4. Print QR codes on stickers to go into texts to provide extra information (reading practice).

5. Provide QR codes with video tutorials for help with math!

6. Let students create a QR code note to brag about their day!

I am so excited to really use this tool this year! Please comment with some of the amazing things I’ve been missing in the world of QR codes!

Ann

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Products with QR codes

 

 

 

 

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The Vocabulary of Back to School

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized, vocabulary | 0 comments

Is it really already that time of year? The store ads are saying , “Back to School.” I’ve already been to Walmart and bought  crayons, markers, notebooks, and folders. I am sure I will need to buy more!

 

My ABC’s for going back to school:

THhe Vocabulary of Back to SchoolAcademics – the reason we are there! What do we want them to know? How will we present it? How will we know they learned it?

Balance – we wear so many hats and so do our students! Can we do it all? Can they?

Community – we are all in it together! How will we build it? How will we grow it?

Design – students deserve well planned lessons! Do we have them? Can we find them?

Education – let’s keep learning! It is for all of us!

Focus, goals, helpfulness, ideas, judgments, knowledge, listening, mentoring – the words continue! All the way from A – Z  – we need to be ready to reach them you see!

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Back to School Math Review

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate America with Savings!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Many of my products are on sale to celebrate the 4th of July! Come on over and check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann

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