10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Below are the slides with example activities and resources. You can scan the QR codes in the presentation to take part in a poll, listen to my toddler’s audio greeting, contribute to an online sticky board, and to contribute to an online collaborative story. There are so many more activities and ideas I share in the slides to help you ignite curiosity and get your students moving and learning!

💡If you like these ideas, take one of my courses (CE credit or graduate course credit for a CSU Master of Education) or check out my books. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!

Create QR Audio Messages

Scan this QR code to listen to my toddler’s greeting recorded with Vocaroo. Simply record then click QR code. Learners scan the QR code then click to listen to the recording.

Slides with QR Activities

Tips and Resources

You can quickly and easily scan QR codes with an iPhone camera. Just hold up the camera to the QR code like you are taking a picture and a notification will pop up with the information attached to that QR code.

  • Scan QR codes with the free apps, Quickmark and i-Nigma. These apps are available for Android and iOS devices.

Create your own QR codes with these free websites and apps:

  • Quickmark (Android/iOS/Website)- Scan QR codes with this free app. Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location.
  • i-Nigma (Android/iOS/Website)- Scan QR codes with this free app. Create a basic QR code easily that leads to a link, encoded message, your contact details, or an SMS.
  • Qrcode-monkey is a website to easily create colorful and interesting QR codes with your own logo or image. You can even create a cool design. Attach the QR code to Twitter, Facebook, a location, websites, wifi passwords, email, bitcoin and more!
  • Qrstuff is a website to easily create colorful QR codes for over 20 data types, such as email, location, a link, Instagram, Dropbox, and more! Subscribers get analytics for their QR codes. You can make it dynamic in case you want to update the QR code later.
  • Visualead is a website to create colorful and interesting QR codes. Attach the QR code to Twitter, Facebook, a Tweet, Skype, a phone number, and more!
  • Goqr.me is a website to easily create QR codes and attach to any Google App, such as Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, and more! Tony Vincent has a wonderful visual to help you!

Challenge: Engage learners with one of these QR code ideas.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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