NPHS Library Media Center News
QR Codes--Fun Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom
Make a display interactive. Let a QR code lead to a video or website to explain or give additional information.
Link to book trailers. In our library you will often find QR codes leading to a book trailer.
Tutorials--use a QR code to link to a tutorial. This could be used for a student to locate help with problems in math or science.
Guides--use a QR code to link to a guide or short video tutorial when starting a project.
Building Block--use QR codes to build background knowledge and connect to content
Scavenger hunts. Use a QR code for students to discover interesting facts/ideas. This could be to questions on a worksheet or could be to guide them to particular websites/videos as they work on a project.
Instant surveys--link to a poll.
Creating QR Codes
Find a QR code generator --some possible links listed below
Choose the type of code you are going to create
Enter the information. For a website, enter the url. If long, tinyurl.com to shorten.
Copy and paste the QR code into Word (Maybe want to save for later use). Add question or label to document.
Print (if you want to keep these, you probably want them laminated--just let me know)
QR Code Readers
Several free QR readers are available.
My favorite for the i-pad is i-nigma
Also have used QR Reader. Both are available at the App Store.
Our Hero Tree
Students have also suggested that we include our local police and firefighters on the tree. I think this will be a nice way to honor them also.
To participate, simply create a handmade ornament honoring the service member from past and present wars, conflicts, or peacetime operations. Examples: Ornaments can include pictures of the service member or a picture with the member and family. Stories about individual service members can also be submitted and displayed in a binder near the tree.
Ornament templates are available in the NPHS Library Media Center or can be emailed to you. For a template, please email firstname.lastname@example.org