Everyone loves scanning QR codes. Especially when they take you to something really fun.
And to make it even better....The QR codes takes you to something that someone in your school created.
The 5th graders at Van Meter have been creating something that everyone is going think is a lot of fun.
After writing and presenting book talks within their classroom, they brought them to the library where we have been creating digital book talks during our weekly library and technology time.
We are using Camtasia Relay from TechSmith, which allows us to capture the screen and record a video of the students at the same time. It is very easy to publish and share the presentations.
The 5th graders pulled up a website that highlighted their author and book....perhaps the authors website, an image of the book cover, or an activity that complimented the book that they read.
Van Meter Bulldog TV (EduVision).
I took pictures of the 5th graders holding their book, printed them on cardstock, and cut around each one.
"Book Talk Bubble" to go along with their book too. We posted these around the library first and took them down as we needed them this week to post with their pictures.
Kaywa. After each QR code was created I saved them all by placing them into a Google Doc.
I also took another copy of each QR code and placed them in the back of the books that were used for their book talks.
We are really excited about being able to create, publish, save, and share book talks like this now. The next time the 5th graders record a book talk or something else, they will even be able to do it themselves.
Once we have all of the book talks we will be sure to share them with all of you too.