Friday, October 31, 2014

QR Code Scavenger Hunt

qr code Besides being Halloween, today was the last day of the quarter, and the last day with my 6th grade Technology Applications class. I decided to do something fun to end the class and created a Halloween Scavenger Hunt with QR codes.

I used the site QR Code Generator and typed the clues as Text and generated a code for each clue. You'll want to copy them to a word processing document or something like that, especially if you want to save them for another occasion. Then I printed and placed the codes around the school. Be sure to double-check your codes, order and placement so that the hunt runs smoothly for your students.

I had students work in pairs and take turns being the scanner. The clue pops up as text on the devices--we were using iPad minis. My students loved the activity and even asked to do it again!

I describe a different kind of QR Code activity that I did in my Spanish class here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

iPad Apps for Elementary

A couple of weeks ago I gave a short presentation showcasing a few of my favorite apps for Elementary Students. Later on in the presentation I also share some resources for locating the right app for your needs.

You can see it here: