Thursday, May 17, 2012

QR Codes - Part 2

This is the 2nd post related to my QR Codes presentation at the Region X Tech Conference.  You can see all the resources here.

During the presentation, I asked participates to add their ideas to a Today's Meet page.  Today's Meet is an excellent backchannel tool.  I highly recommend checking it out - www.todaysmeet.com

Here are the responses - great ideas!


How have you used QR Codes in the classroom?  Add your ideas in the comments!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Students Love QR Codes & You Will Too!

These are the resources from my session at the Region X Technology Conference on May 8.

Link to Prezi

Today's Meet back channel (this link will only be active until the end of May)- http://www.todaysmeet.com/QRCodeIdeas

QR Code Readers -  Desktop


QR Code Readers - iDevices

QR Code Readers - Android


QR Code Readers - Blackberry




QR Code Creators

Kaywa - basic code creator -  http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Creating QR Codes with Kaywa Screencast -  http://screencast.com/t/rCvuNP2Ho
QR Stuff - colorful codes, more data choices -  http://www.qrstuff.com/index.html

More Ideas

Discovery Ed blog -  http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2012/04/21/cool-educational-uses-for-qr-codes-den-star-rita-mortenson-2012-social-learning-summit/

 

QR Codes in Education LiveBinder - http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/51894

The Daring Librarian - http://www.blogger.com/goog_227815389
 
 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Educreations

One of my favorite people on campus is Coach Parsons.  She is so much fun! She's young and hip and just sarcastic enough to hang.  She teaches Math and rocks at it.  Her students love her.

I've been looking for ways for Parsons to bring technology into her classroom.  We used wallwisher (more about that in a couple of weeks) with some success.

After my tech conference in February, I was thinking a lot about "the flipped classroom".  And I knew Parsons' class would be a great place to field test my ideas. 

Enter Educreations

 Educreations is a free iPad app that lets you create lessons.  You can import pictures, draw with your finger and record your voice.  You can then share your lesson on Facebook, Twitter, via email or get a link to your lesson.

The idea was that Coach Parsons would record short, review lessons and post them to her teacher website.  The students would watch the lesson at night or after school. Then they'd discuss the lessons in class.  We don't yet have a 'school iPad' so I bring Parsons my personal iPad.  She makes the lessons during her conference period.  Nice and easy. 

We are both thrilled with the results.  Coach Parsons reports that the lessons are easy to create and her students love them.  I'm so excited to see her excited about technology.

Here's her lesson on Probability

And just for laughs, here's my 3 year old and I doing the ABCs

What do you think? Have you used Educreations? What lessons have you created?

Want to use Educreations? Need ideas? Let me know!