Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sharing with QR Codes

My students spent a few weeks on Gothic Literature a bit ago and I was very impressed with some of the stories the students created on their own. I had always been frustrated in the past when I felt students did a great job, but had no way of really sharing what they did with the rest of the school.

QR Codes have changed all of that. With an available display case and some QR Codes, I can share student work with anyone that walks past. I chose 8 student stories and turned their blog posts (where they store all written work for my class) into QR Codes. I took the QR Code and paired it with the picture they based their story. The code and picture were place in the display case for everyone to see.

It took no more than 30 minutes to create the codes, print them out and set up the display case. Now, my school can read the amazing stories fellow students wrote and those students get to show of their work.

This is just another simple example of how technology can add another dimension to a lesson. How have you used QR Codes in your school or classroom?