I have been 1:1 iPads for a year now, and it has totally transformed life in my classroom. Yet, each classroom is so different with what they have access to in terms of technology. While each of my ZONES is infused with technology, I understand that won't work for everyone. I wanted to share an activity that could be done with a full class set or only 1 - 2 devices.
1 thing you will need to be familiar with . . . and will want to be!
Seesaw - Student Driven Digital Portfolios
QR codes are pretty amazing for the following reasons . . .
1. They are easy to make.
2. They seem magical to the kids.
3. It’s easy to diversify activities.
4. It takes them immediately where you want them to go.
5. For younger grades, it could take them somewhere that reads to them!
6. With only 1 or 2 devices, the kids could scan the QR code and pass the device on.
Seesaw is the best thing since sliced bread . . .
1. It is kid friendly and easy.
2. Parents can subscribe and follow what their child is doing.
3. As a teacher, you can easily and safely share activities and content.
4. A post can be modified by typing, drawing or speaking.
The following is a freebie I found on Teachers Pay Teachers near the beginning of the year and have been waiting to use for Explore. It is from the following teacher/store, but I can’t find the original item . . . .so here is a link to her store. The idea of this activity is great! She also has a lot of great additional QR code activities.
The activity . . .
Teacher prep for this activity is simply making the QR code. I use Seesaw to create a drawing with a number on it, which is put into a folder and shared with the students. This is the easiest way, after a year of sharing things, that I have found. And THEN, Seesaw actually gives you an option to share the QR code. This has to be done on a computer, not a handheld device.
Once you have a few QR codes made of the numbers your students will be working on, you can put it in the middle of the recording sheet and make copies. (This is what it looks like to add an item in Seesaw!!)
Once you have the different sheets with the QR codes, you're all set!
What the students need to do . . .
They grab whichever sheet you would like them to work on (again, easy to give different numbers dependent on ability!) and scan the QR code.
Then they fill out each section of the sheet and build the number using base ten blocks. My kids then take a photo of the sheet and turn it in on Seesaw.
This has been an easy and great way to practice building numbers and I would like to incorporate it earlier on in the year with easier number building activities. It is something that could grow with us the more that we learn and it's super easy for the kids to learn to do.
Hopefully you have been inspired to check out Seesaw and QR codes in the classroom!
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