Thursday, January 30, 2014
We have been experimenting with a new technology in our classroom. Many of you might be familiar with QR codes - these black and white geometric patterns can be found in many stores and on many products and when scanned by a smart device will give the reader information.
We have used an app to link online resources (songs, stories) to the codes so the children can access literacy materials in a meaningful way while using technology in the classroom.
The codes are available in our listening centre so children can self-select a song or story.
The children select an app on the school iPads in order to read the codes.
Many thanks to our colleagues at Gordon McGregor for introducing us to this exciting technology!