What a lovely learning group we had for the first Techie Brekkie for Term 4. It was great to see so many staff members up early and ready for learning (and pastries!)
Matt ran through QR codes and an easy to use site where you can generate your own QR codes, download and save them to your computer and also track how many times the code has been scanned. While there are many free and paid-for QR generators online, the one we chose to present was SnapVu.
While there are many, many different ways to utilise QR codes in schools some of the more popular uses include:
Providing a hyperlink to a research website, video or file that you want students to view online.
Easy access to school website, blogs, documents for the school community
Scanning to share work – if there is a finished product on display at an open evening, there may be a QR code scan to a video about how the product was made.
Checking answers – students can complete tasks and then scan a code to check an answer and correct their own work.
Scavenger hunts – as seen at Bell’s eSmart Day!
Digital reading resources – have a basket or wall in your literacy space with QR codes linked to digital texts (as seen at techie Brekkie)
The first techie brekkie for the term will be tomorrow (Wednesday 14th October) and will cover the sometimes mysterious QR codes. Whether you are in the classroom or an office admin you are welcome to come along at 8am to learn about Qr codes, what they are used for and how you can generate your own.
Don’t forget that every techie brekkie you attend counts towards your Professional Development hours. If you attend regularly it can count towards 25% of your yearly PD requirement!
Prior to the session it would be a good idea for you to go to www.snap.vu and create a free account there. This will enable you to dive straight in to creating your own QR codes during the PD. See you there!
This morning at our Techie Brekkie Matt conducted a brief intro to the awesome app, Explain Everything. Some of the staff who have already been using this app in class shared what they’ve done too. It was great to have quite a few staff this morning, talking tech and sharing at this PD.