Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Using QR in the classroom

Last week fourth grade found a fun activity that used a math word problem on a notecard.

Start with a problem (I’m going to grab a sample test item from a test generation site that you might want to consider as a resource)

An example test item from

Under the problem post a QR code and a short URL (web address) to the answer.

In this way the student can use a phone, iPad, or netbook to look up the correct answer.

I took the screenshot of the question and put boxes around the answer using skitch.

I used to host the answer image. (it’s free)

I used an extension in Google Chrome to make the QR code and short URL.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mystery Language Skype/Hangout

Have you heard of mystery Skype? Basically two classrooms get together on a video call and play 20 questions trying to figure out where they other class is located.
It seems pretty popular
It has even moved to Google Hangouts
It just seems natural to me that we would add the component of language to the mix. Evidently, I'm not the only person to whom this idea has occurred.
So here it is a google spreadsheet. Add yourself to the list and connect on your own.