QR Codes in my class
There has been quite a big chat since Julian Wood’s presentation about QR Codes being used in schools. I knew that Tim Rylands and Dughall had been big fans of Sticky Bits and QR Codes (See Dughall’s post)
Today I got to the task of introducing the pupils to QR Codes and like anything after 5 minutes, they knew exactly what to do. We talked about what we could do and amongst other things we discussed how great it would be to link what was in their books to what was on their blog!
I sent a few pupils away to create a QR Code for certain blog posts and within 10 minutes, they came back to me with this stuck in their books:
A Non-Chronological report in their books which they had types up onto their blog, received 20+ comments from around the world. This QR Code links to the comments online – A Literacy book suddenly becomes an interactive book of weaved magic!
Imagine completing instructions in Literacy by planning and writing a screen capture movie of how to create a blog post, add a comment or create a wallwisher, just scan the qr code and watch the video with the plan in front of you! Imagine the true picture you would be able to paint to a visiting inspector about the diet of learning being consumed by your pupils!
The possibilities are endless! In just 30 minutes, pupils had created multiple qr codes and had stuck them in their Literacy books next to the corresponding work.
The discussions about QR Codes that I have had over the past few days with people on Twitter and at #TMX have CHANGED the way learning will be displayed in my class for a LONG time!