QR codes in learning

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Look at this!  For some, it may look like a small square full of black dots and speckles.  However, for the Institut International de Lancy, it has become a fun and engaging tool for students to share and express projects around school and with home.  They are QR Codes!  QR is short for Quick Response (they can be read quickly by a cell phone or iPad). They are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in the palm of your hand.

Year 3 first piloted the use of QR codes in their classroom to engage students with mystery creative writing questions and to label projects with student voice-over explanations.   The codes have also been used in their school workbooks, so parents can have a quick peek at videos and iMovie projects that students have put together on their iPads.

“It helps bring the everyday school workbook to life”  said a Year 3 teacher

The use of QR codes around school has made such an engaging impact that the Year 5 and 8eme classes developed a cohesion project to decorate one of the lobby Christmas trees with fun filled QR ornaments; bringing a festive and animated jingle with each scan.

By Felicia De Lucia
Primary teacher
English Section
fdelucia(at)iil.ch

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