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FlapJack Educational Resources: QR Code Fractions Jenga Freebie. Hey, ya'll!

FlapJack Educational Resources: QR Code Fractions Jenga Freebie

Rachel Lynette's Multiplication Jenga Labels have had me in love with the Jenga format for practicing math skills for a while now, so last week I combined that love with my love of QR codes in a self-checking Jenga game about fractions. Almost ALL of the fourth grade common core fractions standards are covered in some way through the 54 Jenga labels I have created. This video shows the game in action: My students don't really play the correct Jenga format with this game. They just build a group tower together however they wish with blocks that they have solved correctly. Here's How It Works Easy Way 1) Print the two pages of Jenga cards on whole sheet sticker paper. Not-So-Easy Way 1) Print out the two pages of Jenga cards on regular printing paper. 2) Cut out each of the cards. 3) Position onto blocks and cover with clear packaging tape. 4) If you are correct, use this block to begin creating a tower. FlapJack Educational Resources: Interactive Word Problem QR Code Posters.

Hey, ya'll!

FlapJack Educational Resources: Interactive Word Problem QR Code Posters

Here's a recent project my students did to reinforce their learning of multi-digit multiplication and integrate technology through the use of QR codes. My students are in a Spanish immersion program, so in groups of two, they created their own multiplication problem in English and Spanish and made a QR code to display the answer to their problem. Steps We Took: 1) First, pairs of students worked together and made a draft of their multiplication word problem in English and Spanish. Download the above draft here. 2) Once I proofread the students' drafts for grammar or mathematical errors, students were allowed to move forward with the design of their poster. 3) To make the posters, I basically just grabbed anything I had on hand- craft materials, pipe cleaners, stickers, and magazines. QR Codes in the Classroom. Making Audio QR Codes {A Step-by-step Tutorial} Hey, friends!

Making Audio QR Codes {A Step-by-step Tutorial}

I am here to share with you all about how to create and use Audio QR Codes. Last year, Katie King taught me how to make and use traditional QR Codes (with text) attached. You can read that intro tutorial and an -AR freebie I made here. Times are a changing, and with the help from an awesome librarian, I am ALL about QR Codes with audio attached. I've starting attaching them to literacy centers (in case students forget the directions or refuse to read the directions I've included), attaching them to tests (allowing my students who receive readers to work at their own pace), and have this Molly-inspired ReadBox display in the words (ohmyword. So, let's get started! First, you;ll want to download a voice recording app. I color-code my subject/topic. BEWARE- As soon as you click the microphone, it starts recording.

Now that you've created your recording, you'll need to save the recording online so you can get a link. Now, you want the URL/link to your recording. Turn a paper based book into an interactive book with QR Codes. QR Codes Explained and Ideas for Classroom Use. When I lead workshops or give presentations I typically don't distribute handouts in paper form.

QR Codes Explained and Ideas for Classroom Use

QR Codes Go to School. From student displays to scavenger hunts, QR codes give class activities a 21st-century twist From magazines to signs at the local supermarket checkout line, QR codes, those little square boxes of dotted patterns, are everywhere these days.

QR Codes Go to School

But what purpose do they serve? And what can you do with them in your school? Quick Response or 2D codes aren’t new technology. I first saw them in the late 1990s when I worked for FedEx. Free QR code readers are available for all of the major smartphone operating systems. 50 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom. Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes. Updated 01/2014 As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom.

Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes

As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. How to set up a QR Code Treasure Hunt. 1.

How to set up a QR Code Treasure Hunt

The Background For several lessons, the students had been slowly piecing together the Mystery of the Franklin Expedition in History lessons. Through pictures, snippets of evidence, and a roleplay exercise, the students formulated their own questions for investigation, framed provisional answers, and then reframed their assumptions as more evidence was progressively provided to them. This 'History Mystery' format is explained in more detail here and is designed to encourage students to help students find problems as well as to solve them.

At the end of the research phase, students were required to produce an essay introducing the mystery and answering the five key questions they settled upon as being the most important to solve. 2. With students just about to start their essay assignment, a series of 20 codes were hidden in random locations around the school. Each code, when 'read' by the mobile device, turned into a quiz question relating to the study topic. 3.