Thursday, March 1, 2012

All About QR Codes in Your Classroom: Here Are 44 Sites to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

My school does not allow students to use cell phones in the classroom. I don't agree with this policy, but rules are rules. However, assigning homework outside the classroom will allow your kids to learn a new way to use their smartphones, since texting seems to be the only thing they love to do. In June 2011, I did a post explaining QR Codes. With this post, I have put together a large listing which includes lesson ideas, QR apps for smartphones and QR code generators. Best part of all? The resources are free. The ideas are free. And if your school allows cell phones in the classroom, you'll be able to liven up your lessons!  5 Unique Uses for QR Codes- from Mashable15 Creative QR Codes- graphic design teachers take note! 40 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

45 Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes to  Support Learning - great slide presentation by Tom Barrett

101 Uses for Quick Response (QR) Codes

Giant QR Codes in the Classroom

Hot QR Codes in the Classroom- super blog post by the Daring Librarian 

How to Customize QR Codes with Your Brand's Identity

How to Use QR Codes in Student Projects
- from SimpleK12

Instructions for a QR Code Book Report

Make Your Own QR Code Scavenger Hunt- from Kelly Tenkely's iLearn Technology blog

Mystery Math QR Code Scanning- for first graders 

The Periodic Table of Elements with QR Codes

QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide- excellent resource from Vicki Davis, the Cool Cat Teacher

QR Code Comic Tutorial- excellent design by the Daring Librarian

QR Code Uses in Libraries- nice long listing for teacher-librarians!

QR Codes in Education- LiveBinder written by Steven Anderson

QR Codes in Education- explained with Glogster

QR Codes Explained by Common Craft- video

QR Codes and How to Use Them- Prezi by William King

QR Codes in the Classroom- interview with Wyoming science teacher London Jenks, about how he uses QR codes in his classroom

QR Codes: Lessons and Resources- for grades 7-12

QR Codes LiveBinder

QR Literature Quests- 14-slide presentation

TagMyDoc- "TagMyDoc allows you to apply a tag on a document which can be scanned and retrieved as a virtual copy."

Tell a Story with QR Codes- interesting blog post

Top 5 Creative Ways to Use QR Codes

Using QR Codes to Expand the Reading Experience

APPS FOR CELL PHONES
NeoReader- for iPhones

Quick Scan Pro for iPhone- scans barcodes and QR codes

QR Barcode Scanner for Android

QR Code Readers- huge listing of smartphones; choose your phone and the site matches you with a QR reader

QR Droid- rated 5 out of 5 stars

QR Reader for iPhone 

QR Scanner- iPhone

QR CODE GENERATORS
Kaywa- choose content type, content, size

QR Treasure Hunt Generator- in four easy steps

QR Voice- when your code is scanned, a recorded audio message plays

QRpedia- paste any Wikipedia URL in the box and a QR code will be created for you

SnapMaze QR Code Generator and QR Code Reader- choose your content and the color of your code; very simple

Snap.vu- free QR code generator, short URL  and tracking service

Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes- by Andrew Miller; on Edutopia's site

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Science Teachers: NBC Learn Has Some Great Stuff For You!!

Under the free resources section of their site, NBC Learn has put together some terrific sites for the sciences. The Science of Hockey offers a ten-part video series which includes math and science topics. Chemistry Now has a long listing of topics, including  Cheeseburger Chemistry, Chemistry of Chocolate, Chemistry of Household Cleaners and more. Changing Planet has videos about the survival of trees, infectious diseases, coral reefs and much more. Physics, engineering and math are represented in the videos of The Science of Football, and physics, biology, chemistry and math are found in The Science of the Olympic Games.What a super treasure-trove for science teachers!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Nomination for Most Fascinating Blog!


If you enjoy reading A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet, I hope you will take a second to vote for it as "The Most Fascinating Librarian Blog!" Voting is from Febraury 27-March 6. Thank you for your continued support!!



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