We need to use QR codes more often!

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QR codes are so cool and a great way to guide instruction or quickly share information.  recently my wife shared with me an idea she intends to use with QR codes to share her contact information with parents at registration.  Below is another great use for teachers:

Education Week By Jennie Magiera on August 8, 2014 11:09 AM

The QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Oftentimes one of the first things we do with a new class is get them acclimated to the classroom and help set expectations around routines and behavior. This can be a very didactic and dry activity, lots of “don’t do this” and “always do this” statements. Instead, create fun videos animating or explaining how to move through the classroom environment successfully. From how to check out a book to how to ask for help, these “PSA” videos are a fun way to get your students into the groove of your room, but also serve a reminder when someone “forgets”. Make this more interactive by adding in QR Codes! Post a QR code in the different spaces of your classroom. Then have students move in pairs or groups to scan the QR codes and watch the videos explaining this area of the room. Tip for the end of the year: In the Spring, have your “graduating” class create the how-to PSAs for the incoming class!

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From <http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_toward_tomorrow/2014/08/5_engaging_digital_icebreakers.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2>

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