It is FINALLY here…my very first QR code activity! I have been playing around with QR codes all year with my students. I have been trying to find the best way to use them in my therapy room. My students just loved the power of checking their work with them. With this in mind, I took one skill I am working on with my students to create my first activity!
Have fun using QR codes to work on expressing main ideas based on passages heard or read!
What are QR codes? Have you seen those codes on advertisements, business cards, or TpT products? QR codes can add an interactive and futuristic touch to your marketing materials, giving potential customers the ability to glean more information from a business card or other print media than basic contact information – for professional printing of such cards, you may wish to use sophisticated die cutting methods in their production. Use with any QR scanning app on your device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch). I suggest the ‘Scan' app for the iPad. Once you open the app, hold the device over the code. It will automatically open to another location. For this activity, it will open a text file which will contain the answer/main idea.
Visual aid is provided to encourage students to respond with the main idea of passages WITHOUT multiple choice.
Students can take turns picking a card from the pile. They can use the visual aid/strategy to express the main idea.
Then they can use the QR scanning app to check their work.
Once students respond accurately, they can hold onto their cards. If they pick the “Snack attack! You got a stomachache!” card, they lose a turn. The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
A review worksheet is also provided.
You will get TONS of opportunities to collect data with this activity. Students won't even realize they are working! They will be so motivated by checking their work!
You can access this activity in my TpT store by clicking HERE!