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QR Codes Can Do That?

There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction -- with powerful results. I've been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white squares, it's so much fun to see the "aha" moments as we explore different ways to use scannable technology in the classroom. This list of five things that you may not know about QR codes contains some simple ideas that definitely pack a punch. These tips include strategies for differentiating instruction, distributing materials, and keeping families up to date on classroom activities. If you've tried one of these QR tips or have another to add to the list, the comments section of this post is the perfect place to share! 1. QR codes can talk! 2. Since a QR code is connected to a web address, you can take a scanner to any location on the internet. 3. 4. 5.

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So you have a Twitter account. Now what? Listen to an extended version of this post as a podcast: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:14 — 28.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Murray County Schools - QR Code Resources Since posting about QR codes I have found some great resources I think you may find beneficial. The first place I look for cool stuff online for education isn’t Google anymore…I go to Pinterest!! I found tons of stuff on Pinterest for QR codes in the classroom. This first link should take you there… This next site has a lot of “How To” videos and documents. There are also some links to ready-made QR code activities that are linked to Teacher Pay Teacher.

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices When children are told to "go home and study," many aren't quite sure what this means. "Do I stare at the pages of a textbook? Should I redo old homework problems? Will I remember this new list of vocabulary words if I read them over and over?" Giving students the tools to develop study skills is one step in the right direction. Children need to take ownership of their learning, and one way that teachers and parents can help is by providing the right guidance and materials. Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.

Teachers Guide to Using QR Codes in Classroom To use QR Codes in your classroom you need the following: Mobile devices with QR code readers/scanners installed QR code generators to create QR codes to share with students. Based on our previous reviews of numerous QR Code generators and readers, the ones below are what we would highly recommend for teachers. They are simple, free and easy to use. Twelve Ideas for Teaching With QR Codes As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. 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.

A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk Twitter is a wonderful platform to engage, lurk, socialize, read, distribute, share, or otherwise “do something” with ideas and content. Part of what makes it so useful is its 140 character limit. This requires users to be succinct in each tweet, which in turn has encouraged a bit of ingenuity on the part of the users, often in the form of acronyms and other abbreviations that can make things get confusing in a hurry. In response, we’ve created a list of abbreviations to make sense of all that crazy talk.

5-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning As technology evolves, it's important to make time for fresh beginnings and innovative ideas. For some, this could include a new perspective on the devices that are becoming so ubiquitous in our lives -- mobile gadgets like smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, and eReaders. Schools around the country are struggling with how to deal with these gadgets: is it better to embrace them and incorporate them into the learning process? Ban them and try to keep them out of schools? Or something in between? In the playlist below, I've gathered some videos about educators and schools who are welcoming the sea change that is mobile learning.

Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead) Classroom technology is everywhere. Schools are filled with shiny, interactive devices, and new gadgets and apps flood the market every day. Teachers in districts with limited funding for technology are turning to crowdfunding sources to obtain technology for their classrooms. But is technology the panacea that we’re all searching for? Nope—but it can help. QR Code Roulette – differentiTECH Turn QR codes into a game that can be used with any content! It’s colorful. It’s magical. It’s MYSTERIOUS. It will mesmerize your students for the whole class period. Eighth graders will swoon, and ninth graders might start out as skeptics (“Why can’t we just do this on a worksheet?”)

New Milford High School Has Students Using Cell Phones As ‘Mobile Learning Devices’ – CBS New York NEW MILFORD, N.J. (CBS 2) — While cell phones and other high-tech gadgets are banned in many schools, there’s a principal in New Jersey who says bring it on! At New Milford High School students are using their cell phones to text their answers in class. The results immediately go up on a smart board. “Now if I tell them ‘okay kids take out your cell phones, we’re going to poll in our answers for number 7, everybody go ahead and text their answer in,’ I get 90 to 100 percent participation,” math teacher Jeff Fiscina told CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu. Fiscina said with textbooks alone, only about half the students would participate in class.

The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning 4 Stages Of Edtech Integration From A Student Perspective by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Technology can be used in the learning process in a variety of ways. Some are supplementary, serving the original design of the classroom and usually automate some previously by-human task or process–grading multiple choice assessments, searching for a source of information, or sharing messages and other data across large groups.