QR Code Fun in the Library!
Amy Kincaid
McWhorter Elementary School Library
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
2013-2014 TCEA 10/11 Presentation
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Amy Kincaid
McWhorter Elementary Library
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
21st year of teaching
10th year as a librarian
12th year at McWhorter
Masters in El. Education
Library Certification
ESL Certification
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Samsung Galaxy
Tablet Pilot
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2012-2013
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McWhorter Elementary
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Principal: Dr. Yanet Cardoza
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Two 3rd grade classes & two fifth grade
classes
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Adding more tablets this year
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Principal Involvement
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Make a QR Code
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Get URL of site destination
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Go to Google URL Shortener and
submit it, copy shortened code
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Go to QR Stuff and enter the shortened
code
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Download the QR code and...
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NAME IT! SAVE AS!
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1. QR Code Poetry
Lesson
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QR Code Reader: Scan
(app) works w/ iPads &
Samsung
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QR Code Maker: QRStuff
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Google URL Shortener
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Have hardcopy of poems
ready for emergencies
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Show students steps *
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Accountable Talk
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Questioning
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‘Stead = ?
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ESL vocabulary:
chore
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rhyming pattern?
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infer meaning
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personal
connections
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1. What do you know about this person
after reading this poem?
1. Does the person have brothers or
sisters? How do you know?
1. TRUE OR FALSE? This person has to
walk to school. How do you know?
1. What does “shaking in my boots”
mean?
1. Why was seeing a substitute the
“greatest sight on earth”?
1. If you changed the title of the poem,
which would be the best choice?
A. The Substitute
B. Homework
C. What Social Studies Test?
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Tech Skills
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Lesson Plan
Poetry - Gr. 3 and 5
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Poetry iMovie
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2. QR Code Game
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Vocabulary reinforcement
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Fifth grade: landforms
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Google Presentation:
Instructions
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Handouts for students
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QR Code Instructions
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slides
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Lesson Plan
Landforms- 5th
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Idea: TXLA 2011- Jim Holland http://www.digitalgoonies.com
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Important!
Make the codes, cut, keep your set to put on shelves,
and then make copies of the bottom halves to give to
the kids (manila envelopes)
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Suggestions
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Pair kids & give them clipboards
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Have an alphabet stapled to their
Question Sheet
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Don’t laminate QR codes- glare
interferes
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Have them turn up the volume before
they begin
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More Suggestions
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Use cardstock to copy QR code pieces
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Use ‘strikethrough’ font to make lines to
cut in half
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Cut lines VERY STRAIGHT!
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Give each pair of students a letter on
the envelope and write it on each
corresponding QR code piece
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Multimedia
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Kitchen Geologist
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Mr. Parr’s Science
Songs *
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Bill Nye You Tube clips
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maps
Click the photos
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Landforms iMovie
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Monitor &
Adjust!
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Necessary to teach
strategies for
eliminating large
groups of cards
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revised GoogleDrive
Presentation
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Not enough timeshorten?
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Cool Tools - Record mp3
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Audio
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Record mp3
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no microphone
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Most reliable
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http://www.recordmp3.org/
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Audio - Croak It
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voice instructions
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no microphone
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may have security
warning
message
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Written Text (Message)
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QR Stuff
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http://www.qrstuff.com/
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rd
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- QR Game - Math Vocabulary
different color cardstock
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Also on my website
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Media for Math QR
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Rhombus Song
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Fractions Song
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Parent Nights
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Give Credit Where Credit is Due
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Jim Holland TXLA Conference 2011
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“QRazy About QR Codes” Presentation
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http://www.digitalgoonies.com/
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Nancy Jo Lambert - RBE Library, Frisco
GoogleDrive Presentation Embedding,
GoogleDoc Forms
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TCEA 2011 - Sandy Meyer- Audio QR
Resources
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Bulletin Boards
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A
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QR Codes and Formative Assessment
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PE - Choose Your Own Adventure
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Book Information
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Ghetto Cowboy http://vimeo.com/26771823
The Big Time - Tim Green interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of9llsL8Mw4
Hero http://vimeo.com/48387277
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Tools Used:
* Keynote (Mac) for this presentation - converted
to PowerPoint and then to a Google Presentation
* GoogleDrive - student instruction presentation &
student online forms
* QR Stuff - QR code maker
* Samsung Galaxy apps: Scan (QR code reader),
PicsArt, Polaris Office
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Thanks for attending!
Amy Kincaid
McWhorter Elementary Library
CFBISD
972.968.2606
[email protected]
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