Tech Tidbits

Tools, Tips & tricks

February 2016

Using QR Codes in the Classroom

QR Codes are a quick and interactive way of sharing resources and information. Students can use their devices to scan a code and automatically link to text, video, an image, or even audio.


Using Qr Codes in the classroom create opportunities for:


  • Movement in the classroom
  • Independent and differentiated learning
  • "Help" Stations
  • Learning stations
  • Formative Assessmen


To learn more about how to create and use QR coded in your classroom, check out the QR Codes site in the Tools, Tips & Tricks section of the Lake George Instructional Technology webpage. lgtechnology.weebly.com/qr-codes.html

QR Codes Explained by Common Craft

ThingLink - Interactive Images

ThingLink is a free web-based tool that allows you to make an image interactive - adding weblinks, videos, text, etc. This easy to use tool has many uses within the classroom. Learn more about these ideas and how to use the tool with this Thinglink link.
Thinglink: An Introduction

Split Screen on your MacBook with El Capitan

The new El Capitan operating system has integrated the ability to have a split screen, or side-by-side windows open on your computer, allowing for a much easier work flow when you are working between two programs. The video below shows you how to access the side-by-side feature.
sidebyside