Aurasma in the Music Classroom · just a little more Using Aurasma in the Music classroom Since the beginning of this year, Aurasma has been a big hit with my students; it’s easy to set up and it’s way cooler than last year’s QR codes. I’ve been using Aurasma in the Music Classroom to create opportunities for exploring those who write and perform music and to bring those musicians into my classroom in a very futuristic way.
Aurasma and ChatterPix: A fun way to bring photos to life with augmented reality! I recently discovered the ChatterPix app (FREE) by Duck Duck Moose and instantly knew I wanted to use it to make photos of my students come to life. When I showed it to the kids, they thought it was absolutely hilarious! Here is Duck Duck Moose’s video which illustrates how it works: In Science, my class has been investigating paper and its properties. One of these invesigations involved writing on two different types of paper and then talking about which was easier/harder to write on and why.
Awesome Table - Google Apps Script Examples Display Spreadsheet Data in beautiful and functional views Awesome Table lets you display the content of a Google Sheet into various types of views: From a simple table to people directories, Gantt chart views, Google Maps, card views… There are many possibilities to suit your personal and professional needs. With it, data in Sheets are shown in a more functional way and can be shared with viewers. Awesome Table is available as a gadget for Google Sites and as a web app. Easily sort out data with interactive filters Narrow a search and browse through data easily by adding several filters to a view.
Nearpod Blog This post was previously published on Megan Endicott’s blog, Endicott Spot. Finding ways to maximize the potential of every moment of class time, reach each and every student, and engage them in a meaningful activity seems like the most difficult task in the world. Luckily, the team at Nearpod is consistently working to improve their product to reach learners of all ages and abilities in ways that inspire imagination and curiosity. As a member of the Fulton County Vanguard team, I have the opportunity to work with the teachers in my elementary school as a coach to seamlessly integrate technology into the classroom. Nearpod is the tool my teachers gravitate toward, from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Find new innovative ways to use QR codes in your classroom I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to find new ways to create interesting and innovative ways to share content with my students. I ran across an article a few weeks ago and started doing some exploring of my own on how to use QR codes in the classroom. I know they didn’t really take off as expected, at least not in Colombia, but you can easily get your students to download an app that reads QR codes. Here are some ways that I’ve either been using myself or have read online about. Classroom Hot Spots If you’re teaching in a room of your own, you can set up QR codes in specific places around the room to give your students access to materials they will enjoy, that will compliment the class or as extra work when they have finished.
Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them “Traditional thinking is all about ‘what is’. Future thinking will also need to be about what ‘can be'” By Edward de Bono Quick Response codes also known as QR codes are similar to barcodes. When you scan QR codes using apps such as i-nigma or scan with your smartphone, ipad and computer (if you have a web camera) it links information to you. The information can be text, videos or websites etc. I believe with bring your own technology coming to many schools, I see QR codes becoming more popular in the classroom because they can be read on many devices and it is a real world application now. QR Codes in the Classroom QR (Quick Reader) Codes are like bar codes to quickly connect you to text, websites, audio clips, videos, etc.QR Code Reader The device will need a QR Code Reader. My current favorite is still i-Nigma because I've found that audiences typically do not need to leave their seats to scan the QR Code from the screen I'm presenting from, while other readers have not been as reliable.
TemplateTab: All Students on One Spreadsheet - Teacher Tech View Upcoming events at alicekeeler.org for TemplateTab workshops. TemplateTab is an Add-on script I wrote to make it easier to have all students working on the same spreadsheet. Instead of collecting 30 digital documents, you have ONE where all students contributed to the same one. This makes it easier to manage digital work and is great for contributing to a culture of “We are a community of learners and we help each other get better.” Pre-writing - Inspired Writing Padlet.com - How To Video Build a Wall to: generate topics to write about, starter sentences, small moments, interesting adjectives.... Include images, links, video to better describe/explain what you added to the community wall. Use this tool for any or all the parts of the writing process to capture your notes and/or media. Use it to show sequence of events in a story (first, second, third...). Try it as a whole class "Word of Day using it in a sentence".
Instructional Design Fusions In previous posts, I’ve described the basic elements of QR codes and some ways that QR codes can be used in education and in workplace training. Free QR code generators and readers abound and some general QR code tools can be found in this resource collection I created using Trailmeme. You can also find more guidance about using QR codes on this tip sheet created by the Webbmedia Group. QR codes and storytelling activities In addition to the uses I’ve described in previous posts, QR codes can be integrated into a larger instructional strategy that incorporates game play and storytelling. QR codes: the story doorway