In modern classroom, it is often seen that students are obsessed with their mobile phones, which leads to the problem that schools need to prohibit the usage of phones in class. But why not take advantage of this phenomenon and turn the mobile phone a magic helper in your classroom? Let's meet QR code.
QR Codes is short for Quick Response Codes, they are 2 Dimensional matrices of black and white squares which can store information along its Length & Breadth. Behind the codes hides numerous information, including links to website, video, social platform, or apps and texts. In order to read these QR code, we need a QR code scanner app, the information behind the QR code will be automatically read once you scan the code by your phone camera.
Of course the commercial world will bring lots of interesting but tempting information through QR codes, as a teacher, you need to make sure the links behind the QR code is safe and useful. Now get to know more about the smart usages of QR codes in your class!
Textbook and teachers' speech may not keep the attention of the students for a whole class, by scanning the QR code, then watching a short video or listening to a audio story which is related to your lesson may also be a good choice to diversify the class form and improve students engagement.
Another main function of QR code would be the sharing of lesson related resources, such as story of the author and 3D historical simulation. The extra resources will not only bring knowledge to students but also raise their interests of the lesson. Teachers could absolutely give it a try!
Teachers can try to guide the students to do certain tasks in class, and then the QR code could turn out to be the key to solve these puzzles. The links could lead them to instruction page or Help page, even to an online dictionary. Students are born to be adventurers, give them hints, they will bring the treasures back!
Since QR code could be so mysterious, why not hide some interactive quizzes there? They could be gamified exercises, link-up, crossword puzzles and even online competitions between the students. At this time, the QR code could save you from your boring class, and make students impressed by the special lesson with so much fun!
As a union, a class should have its own schedule and calendar, it will be difficult for students to memorize a link then visit the calendar every time. So teachers can think of a smart way of sharing the calendar with a QR code, students will be able to view the latest calendar of the class anytime and anywhere.
Rewards are indispensable in a classroom, but they may already get tired of applauds and thumb-ups. QR code could make a difference at this moment, scan and direct the students to an encouragement page, make some special effects of prizes that students would like. Students will definitely love this.
If a student forgets how to solve a math problem at home, student and parents can scan the QR code for reference, teachers can leave some information including the key points of the lesson and important formulas, etc, on the page, which can save time for both students, teachers and parents, and bring fun to homework time.
After reading the smart usage of QR code, are you ready to give it a shot?
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