Using QR codes to post voice reflections
Posted April 16, 2011on:
Recently, I discovered QR (quick response) codes and decided to brainstorm ways in which these could be used in a classroom settings. QR codes can be easily generated by sites like kaywa. A QR code can link to many different resources- a website, SMS, phone numbers, etc. So, I decided to use my Google Voice number as the target and created a QR code that would dial up directly. I integrated this into an assignment where my students were to respond to an activity. They had a prompt that they were to verbally reflect, via the phone call. Sure, they could have just dialed up but it was so much cooler to use a QR reader from their phone!
Applications in the classroom: using this activity with Google voice allows kids to turn in fluency readings, reflections, poetry jams- really anything! You can set up your Google voice account to forward transcripts to your e-mail or text message. This is a really nice feature as you can archive student submissions into folders and track them over time. A digital verbal voice portfolio. I love this activity because it is applicable to any age or subject area. I used this with adult learners, and it worked great!
Kids will get a kick out of turning in traditional work in non-traditional ways!
Resources for this activity:
Kaywa Code Generator- http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Google Voice- www.google.com/voice