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Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them

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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. To start putting some of these great ideas into practice in your classroom, you can use QR creators such as Kaywa, QRStuff if you just want to create one QR code but I like using Google docs when creating multiple QR codes quickly. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. =image(ʺ 7. 8. 9. I would love to here how you have used QR codes in the classroom! Like this: Like Loading...

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QArt Codes QR codes are 2-dimensional bar codes that encode arbitrary text strings. A common use of QR codes is to encode URLs so that people can scan a QR code (for example, on an advertising poster, building roof, volleyball bikini, belt buckle, or airplane banner) to load a web site on a cell phone instead of having to “type” in a URL. QR codes are encoded using Reed-Solomon error-correcting codes, so that a QR scanner does not have to see every pixel correctly in order to decode the content. That's a neat trick and a pretty logo, but it's uninteresting from a technical standpoint. Since the BBC QR logo appeared, there have been many imitators. There's a different way to put pictures in QR codes. This post explains the math behind making codes like these, which I call QArt codes. Background For error correction, QR uses Reed-Solomon coding (like nearly everything else). QR Codes A QR code has a distinctive frame that help both people and computers recognize them as QR codes. QR Masks Rotations

SERC Teaching & Learning Initiative Six Approaches to Co-Teaching In their book, Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals, Marilyn Friend and Lynne Cook identify "co-teaching as a specific service delivery option that is based on collaboration." As a service delivery option, co-teaching is designed to meet the educational needs of students with diverse learning options. Students at all academic levels benefit from alternative assignments and greater teacher attention in small-group activities that co-teaching makes possible. Co-teaching allows for more intense and individualized instruction in the general education setting increasing access to the general education curriculum while decreasing stigma for students with special needs. Six Approaches to Co-Teaching 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

Taburete con código QR tridimensional La artista alemana Elena Belmann ha creado este taburete con códigos QR en todas sus superficies que pueden ser escaneados. El aspecto estético es genial (posee una fuente de luz interior que lo hace brillar), pero no debe resultar muy cómodo si debemos permanecer sentados mucho tiempo. Link Tagged as: Arte, escultura K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series. Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow. In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Part One: K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering Part Two: K-5 iPad Apps for Understanding Part Three: K-5 iPad Apps for Applying Part Four: K-5 iPad Apps for Analyzing Part Five: K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating Part Six: K-5 iPad Apps for Creating

A Crossword Puzzle That Doubles As A QR Code When the anonymous designers of Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave invented the QR code to track vehicle manufacturing processes, I wonder if they knew what they had wrought. Like the UPC before it, the QR code offers the possibility of radically transforming logistics chains. It’s since been taken up by marketers in the hopes that it will drive engagement with advertising. But a QR code is also a tiny (abstract) picture and so it has aesthetic properties. Designers like filmmaker Christian Svanes Kolding are playing with that. At MoMA’s Talk to Me exhibit, every piece had a QR code attached. "Since I was interested in creating a commemorative souvenir about my film, which itself is a story about souvenirs, it seemed rather logical to use the QR code as a central motif," he says, "The puzzle format allowed me to highlight certain areas of interest that my film covered." As QR codes have leaked into the world, marketing departments have seized on them as a marker of the 21st century.

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

100 Best YouTube Videos for Teachers Although YouTube has been blocked from many/most schools, for obvious reasons and not so obvious ones. YouTube does provide great resources and content for teachers and students. View the list of the Top 100 Videos for Teachers. This list is provided by, a leading online resource for current teachers, and aspiring education students and student teachers. YouTube's 100 Best Teacher Videos: History These videos can give your students a better insight into historical events. Science Make science more fun and interactive by using these videos in class. Language Get advice on improving your language class or use these videos as classroom supplements. Arts These videos provide great information on art and art education programs for you and your students. ARTSplash! Inspiration Everyone has a hard day sometimes, and you can remind yourself why you became a teacher by checking out these videos. Classroom Management How-Tos and Guides Technology Humor