Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scan It, Solve It, Show It!

We LOVE QR codes.  We have been finding some great ways to use them in the classroom.  The idea began with codes that could be placed inside literature books to extend topics--kids just scan the code and get more info.  (We'll share more about this project soon).  Then, the idea EXPLODED--we began using QR codes to launch rich math problems that were presented in animated videos using the Xtranormal website.  We began using the idea in PD sessions, and asking teachers to go back and try it out--and we are hearning AMAZING, EXCITING things.

So, I decided to ask our blog followers to do the same.  I have attached a good sampling of our latest idea...SCAN IT, SOLVE IT, SHOW IT.  The grade level is shown in the footer of the template.
To download the file, click here.  

How to Scan:
Any smartphone, ipad 2 or 3, tablet, or iTouch can be used.  Download a QR Code reader.  Once you have that app, open it and scan the code.  That should take you to the video.  Students watch the video (an much as they need to), then solve the problem using the I-chart template provided.

Give us Feedback:
All we ask is that you give us some feedback--we are hearing great things and plan to make many, many more...and to give you info on how to do the same.  How do your students respond? How do you organize the technology?  What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. This is GREAT! I love the idea of putting the problem into a video for the students to watch and solve. Our SIP goal is to have students journal their math thinking in a more complex fashion. This will aide my students in doing just THAT!!!



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