Monday, August 13, 2012

#Made4Math August 13

How did it get to be August 13th already?! So much to do, so little time.

I finished up my room last week at school so I'm hoping to not go in this week. There's definitely stuff I could get done (like copies and such) but I'd rather spend time with the kids doing fun stuff. As long as they're not fighting, anyway.

So my #made4math today is the sticker I made for each of my kids. Last summer I bought a couple of packs of Avery shipping stickers. The Avery website has templates that you can pick from to create your stickers, one of which includes a QR code generator.  I typed in the information that I wanted on it, printed, and voila! Stickers.

I passed them out to the kids on the first day and told them to stick it on their school-issued planner. Last year I kept a blog for each class and had the QR code go there; this year we're using a platform called Schoology so that's where the code goes.

I don't think too many kids actually used the QR code (or knew what it was until I told them) but some of the more techy ones thought it was pretty cool.   Dan Bowdoin just posted on his blog some neat ideas to use QR codes in the classroom that I'd like to try.

7 comments:

Ms. Mac said...

I love the idea to have them put it in their agendas! I was going to hang one for "Meet the teachers" night for the parents, but I think I'm going to give one to the kids too!

druin said...

I need to figure out QR codes - I have never learned how to use them. Your phone snaps a picture and it takes you to a website?

ispeakmath said...

Omg! I love this! I have the kids write the info in their notebooks. How much better to have a QR code! Now, I just need to figure out how to make one. ;)

KFouss said...

Julie, if you do a google search for QR code generators, a bunch pop up. Easy peasy! I created one, snipped it, and then pasted it on my sticker.

And druin, it's not just a picture. You have to use a code reader. Whether you have android or an iPhone, there are plenty of free apps.

MSeiler said...

Is this retribution for all the torment I've bestowed upon you the past 8ish years? Sheesh, you're really making me look bad.

Dan Bowdoin said...

Nice! I need to use this sticky label idea, with our student's planners. A lot less likely to get lost. Very awesome.

Thanks for linking to my QR post.
Dan

KFouss said...

Seiler - yes.

Dan - you're welcome! Can't wait to play with your ideas. And this way I'll always be able to find the link to them. :)