One of my "sick goals" during my time off is to create a lesson using a QR reader. It was not easy to find directions on how to create a lesson. Of course I want to do this for free. One of my biggest obstacles was staying focused and awake. It took me a while however finally I found a blog with great tech ideas that pointed me in the right direction...Reflections on Teaching, Learning and Technology.
Sara had a post where she wrote about creating a lesson about QR codes for kindergarten....so I followed her suggestions and after a few misses I created a lesson of my own.
Here is what I learned in the process of creating a lesson using QR codes!!
1. Never Give Up.....
The first couple blogs I read were not helpful, thank goodness the sixth one was.
2. Start with Kaywa. I had to sign up but it did let me try for free with joining. I was able to download the codes I made without paying.
3. I had to click the "more" button and look for the word text. Then I could type whatever I wanted. Next, click Generate and download the format you want. So simple!!!
4. Following the suggestion from Sara at Reflections on Teaching Blog, I downloaded the app i-nigma from the app store. Yeah, this was free and it is perfect for the kiddos. Very easy for kindergarteners and first graders to use.
5. Finally I created my lesson. I imported all my qr codes into word document and printed them. I cut them out and put them on apple cut-outs because that is what I have at home.
6. I created a simple recording sheet for my students.
7. Now Monday on my first day back at school my students will have a fun activity to do for spelling. If you are interested in trying my lesson you can get a FREE copy HERE! Enjoy!