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25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning

25 Fun Ways to use QR Codes for Teaching and Learning
I’ve culled a bunch of ideas from different teachers who have shared their approaches to using this simple but powerful construct in the classroom. Once your students are equipped with a device that can read QR codes and they know how to scan them, you’re ready to use ideas like these in your classroom! If you’re not already familiar with it, scroll down to the bottom of the article to learn how to easily create QR codes, and find QR Code readers. Ideas, Ideas, and More Ideas! The article, Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them, by Jill Thompson, offers these uses: Library Book Add-On: Put QR codes on classroom library books, linking out to information about the author and or book. These ideas come from the web page QR Codes – What are they and how can I use them in my classroom? Assistive Technology: “Provide an alternative access format for students who need additional support in reading and writing.” Creating and Reading QR Codes

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instaGrok – A Visual Search Engine – TeachingForward Searching online an important skill for teachers and students alike, but we seldom take the time in our classes to teach kids how to retrieve information from the web effectively. Knowing what key words to search for, is a critical component to ensure results are relevant and useful. Rather than just sending students off to “Google” something, as a class, I like to brainstorm key words that are connected to the topic they are researching. Having a list of key words isn’t enough.

Search Engines for Serious Writers June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional

Teachers on Instagram – Top 10 Educators Using Instagram Move over Twitter and Pinterest! More and more teachers are using Instagram to share information and connect with students, parents and other educators. From creatively announcing homework assignments to sharing classroom experiences and concepts through photographs, educators are finding unique ways to leverage Instagram. Below is a list of ten of the top teachers and educational institutions on Instagram. We hope these Instagram accounts give you new ideas and inspiration to use in your own classroom or with your kids at home.

The Biggest Stumbling Blocks When You Start Mind Mapping Some people start mind mapping and they’re changed forever. They can’t stop raving about it. Then there’s another group of people, which you might be in. It’s the group that tries out mind mapping, but finds there’s something not quite working for them. If I’m describing you, read on. I’m going to cover what I think are the most common stumbling blocks when first using mind maps for whatever you’re working on.

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School Jane Mount/MindShift The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be. While those things are important, Alan November, a former teacher-turned-author and lecturer says the most important ideas to hammer home will help students learn on their own for the rest of the year. “The name of the game is to find the right information with the right question,” said November during a workshop at the 2014 gathering of the International Society of Technology in Education in Atlanta. Graphic Organizer Worksheets Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Graphic Organizers

6 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital Learning Portfolios November 22 , 2016 Over the last few years we have reviewed several educational web tools and mobile apps that allow students to create and share digital portfolios. In today’s post we are featuring some of our favourite titles and the ones we would recommend the most to teachers. Although the selection is subjective but is, nonetheless, based on an insider knowledge of the multiple advantages of each of these tools and well as on their growing popularity among educators and teachers. Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers November 12, 2014 There are several ways to use technology to engage students and enhance their literacy skills and one of them is through creating video book trailers. Yes, they are similar to movie trailers we see now on YouTube but they are different in scope. A video book trailer is a concise review of a book created with the help of a variety of digital tools that include : images, text, clips, voiceovers, recordings, and music. Why include book trailers in your instruction? Creating book trailers is a comprehensive learning task in which students get to experiment with different literacies.Book trailers is a good way to get reluctant readers to readBook trailers are good for those readers who find it hard to visualize what they readBook trailers are a good alternative for the traditional book reportsTips on how to create Book Trailers Here are two sources I would recommend for learning about some important tips to keep in mind when working on book trailers: I- Audio resources:

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible. I’m not saying we should just make the current system better… we should change it into something else. I have compiled a list of 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools and it is my hope that this will inspire lively discussions about the future of education. 1.

54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students - 54 Flipped Classroom Tools For Teachers And Students by TeachThought Staff The flipped classroom has continued to enjoy momentum years after its introduction, speaking to its flexible nature, and to the need for a real change in thinking in how we think of time and space in education. Technology has been, more than anything else, the catalyst for the flipped movement. With YouTube now nearly as ubiquitous as the television in many homes, access to video content is more seamless than ever.

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