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Community Manager at Edutopia

Gwyneth, I hope you know

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Gwyneth, I hope you know you're always welcome to stop by and share. :-)

The links point to some great resources, and I encourage everyone to check them out

The Daring Librarian

I never mind when people use

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I never mind when people use my Flickr CC photos, REALLY! I'm quite honored! That's why I make them CC!

But it would be super nice if they also mentioned my resources, lessons, infographics, & cool stuff related to that subject, too! I've been writing, blogging, and speaking about QR codes since 2009!

I have an infographic How to Make a QR Code in 3 Easy Steps!
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/10/how-to-create-qr-code-in-3-eas...

Several blog posts about QR Code Scavenger hunts with lesson plans!
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2012/05/qr-code-quest-scavenger-hunt-p...

Leveraging QR codes to connect with parents & community!
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2011/09/qr-code-scanning-for-parents.html

I sorta feel left out! LOL
~Gwyneth Jones
The Daring Librarian

Hi! It is wonderful way to

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Hi! It is wonderful way to differentiate the information and different topics for students. I Know couple of resources that might help you to make QR codes. http://qrcodeo.com/ It's very easy to use and make QR codes of different sites and obviously make others easy to get those information.

Spanish teacher/ Spanish Language Coordinator

Works for students of other

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Works for students of other languages also!!
I did my first assignment today! No only this I did it for my students who are learning Spanish as a Second Language. I thought language other than English wont have access. Thanks to all!!
Great resource QR Code Scan-venger Hunt.

Senior Partner, Lumentus

Interesting post. In this

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Interesting post. In this blog I write about decreased usage of consumers using QR Code Readers, while businesses are using them more: http://bit.ly/19wLpRU

Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

I hav a love/hate

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I hav a love/hate relationship with QR codes personally. Not every phone has a good QR scanning app, and the apps vary in their user friendliness in general. Plus, QR codes are only as effective as the "prize" or URL on the other side. (I could bore you at length about the disappointing QR code experience I had with a package of grapes in the grocery store, but I digress).
If you are going to bother to use QR codes, you just need to make sure they ultimate payoff, such as the treasure hunt idea, is worth it.
I think it would be less effective if you tried to use them for other purposes- the high school PTO locally tried to use a QR code to make it easier for kids to sign up for the After Prom event, and almost none of the students used it, making it a lot of effort for little return. that said, maybe it will work better in subsequent years when more people expect it to be there. For me, it's one of the few areas where i feel the tech sometimes complicates rather than simplifies the process.

Director, Antioch Center for School Renewal

Hi Kasey- I found a couple of

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Hi Kasey-
I found a couple of resources that might help you with that:

This is a treasure hunt generator that has kids use their devices to find the clues:
http://www.classtools.net/QR/

There are a lot of good ideas here:
http://technologyinearlychildhood.com/2013/04/15/qr-codes-for-sight-word...

This one from Teachers Pay Teachers seems closest to what you're looking for- and it gets good reviews as well!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cookie-Match-Numbers-Number-W...

Hope this helps!

Fifth grade teacher from Accomack, Virginia

I am very excited to work

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I am very excited to work with QR codes in my classroom and love the idea of adding them onto books I am reading in the classroom especially for my groups who need more scaffolding and support. I was wondering if anyone new how to create a matching game with QR codes? Is it possible for the QR codes to recognize a question and an answer that go together. This would allow for students to work completely independently without having to record their answers or the QR code that they find their answer on. Look forward to hearing your responses.

Second Grade Teacher, South Jersey

I have absolutely no

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I have absolutely no experience with QR codes other than seeing them on television or online. I teach in an urban district with very few resources other than laptops and a promethean board. I am considering writing a grant or submitting a donors choice project to hopefully gain technology which would help facilitate the use of QR codes in my classroom. They appear to be very motivating for students and I would love to have them as an additional resource. Thank you for your informational post!

Great post Monica!, I'm

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Great post Monica!,

I'm constantly thinking of new ways I can differentiate my classroom. With the recent shift to Common Core my classroom has also taken a major shift towards incorporating more technology in the classroom as well. Your past post about using technology into the math classroom gave me great ideas about how I can use khan academy as a way to differentiate with students who need extra time to review material on their own.

I think using QR codes as a way to differentiate would really excite my students from the beginning of the lesson. I often struggle with finding ways to differentiate without having students feeling left out or not apart of the group. Using QR codes would allow me to give students different assignments without it being known to the entire group.

And thanks Elana for the link to the extra resources!!

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