Sunday, 22 February 2015

My QR code adventures

I like the mixture of old and new, traditional and new technology, so after the playdough post, here I come with my iPad and some QR codes we created recently. These are my first experiences, and my knowledge is very limited but I thought that by simply describing what I have done might encourage others to have a go.

Mother Day’s Cards:

There is no time to do “app testing” in the lessons but I always have pupils asking me if I need help during the break, so I caught 2 girls in the corridor who volunteered to make a video. I
  • recorded them saying “Te quiero, Mamá” on my iPad.
  • converted the video into a Youtube one (unlisted).
  • copied the link into the “QR code creator” app, which made a QR code and copied it on my camera roll.
  • printed the QR code and glued it on the flower.
  • Now if you scan it with the “i-nigma” app, you can see the video of the girls saying "Te quiero, Mamá."

Weather reports

In year 6 we covered the weather topic recently and the last lesson was about giving weather presentations. The pupils came out to the board in pairs, they said hello, introduced themselves and then said 2 sentences each about the weather in South America. We used a clapperboard, glittery microphones, a long stick to show the countries and spotlights, as well. We made a big fuss!

Following the description above, I created QR codes next to the photos of the pupils and put them on the display. If you happen to walk by with your smartphone or ipad, you can watch the weather reports!

On this blog I can't show you the videos unfortunately, but I promise to make some QR codes where I will ask the parents/school first for permission and copy them here in the next few weeks.

Thank you for your help, Joe Dale! (his article on QR codes:

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