This past February, the elementary Art teacher, Jenna Pallio, and I got together to plan an exhibit of 5th grade sculptures of people they admire. I suggested that we have students use Audacity to make audio recordings of their reasons for selecting their muse and turn them into QR codes that could be shared with parents and guests during the exhibit. Before the exhibit, information was sent to parents about downloading a QR reader app to their smart device. Most came prepared, but just in case, we put a desktop QR reader from QuickMark on our mini-Dells for students and those without a smart device.
I read Silvia Tolisano’s Langwitches blog post about QR codes and was inspired to try and integrate them into things we are doing at the American School of Milan. I’ve turned Kindergarten classes singing songs and children reading stories into QR codes. So easy and fun!
I’ve created my own document about how I made this process work for us. The background isn’t coming up perfectly right now, but I’ll work on that TOMORROW! Here is a link to the document just in case.
All of the site logos are used as links to those sites, so I hope that you’ll find it useful in learning to create QR codes to use in your classroom. And, of course, if you scan the QR code on the document, I made a ROUGH screencast of how I went about this process!
I’m thinking about creating a QR code scavenger hunt around the school, helping teachers make QR codes to provide information about classroom areas or materials, and in other ways that you share with me!! Have you used QR codes with elementary students? What have you done? Please share your stories!