Friday, April 12, 2013

QR Code Binge!

I've been obsessing this week over QR code resources and ideas.  If you follow me on Twitter or Pinterest, this is not news to you.  ;)  I decided it was time to create a post showing the highlights of what I've learned and found.

First, this blog was a great find.  I follow Tony Vincent on Twitter, but I had no idea how informative his blog was.  Check it out by clicking below.

I found this blog while researching OR codes.  Tony has a great video about the basics of QR Codes.

In this video, Tony mentions a free site called QR Voice where you can type text, scan the QR code, and a computerized voice will read the text!  This would be great for stations where students tend to forget directions.  ;)

I obsessed over QR codes on Pinterest!  Follow my iPad or Technology for School board.  (I need to make a board just for QR codes, as I found many others have.)

I found this awesome freebie that I tested in my class this week.  My firsties LOVED it!!!!
 They got to practice reading, spelling, phonograms, and handwriting independently.  Check it out by clicking HERE.  It's from The Brown-Bag Teacher, which is a great blog I recently discovered!

The Teacher Wife

I found this slide show about QR Codes via, which intrigues me as another way to share and learn new tech. ideas.

Kathy Schrock is a TECH GURU!!!!!  Check out her QR Code ideas and resources:

Another Tech GURU is Tammy Worcester.
Check our her tip and code for creating a spreadsheet of QR codes in a Google spreadsheet.

I compiled all these great finds on my school's Tech Star Wiki.  It's a work in progress, but I'm excited to beef it up over the summer as a tool for sharing and learning with my school.  Check it out!!!

I hope you learned something new or are inspired to go learn and try something new!  


  1. I'm so glad I came across your blog. I also teach first and am trying hard to integrate technology when it's appropriate! I love using technology and the kids do too. I am going to be trying to use QR codes soon. We are interviewing community helpers and then will create QR codes for our interviews and the parents will get to hear them at Open House. Hopefully all goes well. Check out my blog to keep in touch!

  2. I'm glad you found my blog, too. :) I will check out your blog right now!! What a great idea for open house! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!


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