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Qr code fun in the library

QR Code Fun in the Library!

  • Amy Kincaid

  • McWhorter Elementary School Library

  • Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

  • 2013-2014 Richardson/Plano Library Expo Presentation

Amy kincaid mcwhorter elementary library carrollton farmers branch isd

Amy KincaidMcWhorter 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

Samsung galaxy tablet pilot

Samsung Galaxy Tablet Pilot

  • 2012-2013

  • McWhorter Elementary

  • Principal: Dr. Yanet Cardoza

  • Two 3rd grade classes & two fifth grade classes

  • Adding more tablets this year

Principal involvement

Principal Involvement

Make a qr code

Make a QR Code

  • Get URL of site destination

  • Go to Google URL Shortenerand submit it, copy shortened code

  • Go to QR Stuffand enter the shortened code

  • Download the QR code and...


1 qr code poetry lesson

1. QR Code Poetry Lesson

  • QR Code Reader: Scan (app) works w/ iPads & Samsung

  • QR Code Maker: QRStuff

  • Google URL Shortener

  • Have hardcopy of poems ready for emergencies

  • Show students steps *

Accountable talk

Accountable Talk



  • ‘Stead = ?

  • ESL vocabulary: chore

  • rhyming pattern?

  • infer meaning

  • personal connections

Qr code fun in the library

  • What do you know about this person after reading this poem?

  • Does the person have brothers or sisters? How do you know?

  • TRUE OR FALSE? This person has to walk to school. How do you know?

  • What does “shaking in my boots” mean?

  • Why was seeing a substitute the “greatest sight on earth”?

  • If you changed the title of the poem, which would be the best choice?

    • A. The Substitute

    • B. Homework

    • C. What Social Studies Test?

Tech skills

Tech Skills

Lesson plan

Lesson Plan

  • Poetry - Gr. 3 and 5

Poetry imovie

Poetry iMovie

2 qr code game

2. QR Code Game

  • Vocabulary reinforcement

  • Fifth grade: landforms

  • Google Presentation: Instructions

  • Handouts for students

Qr code instructions

QR Code Instructions

  • slides

Lesson plan1

Lesson Plan

  • Landforms- 5th

Idea txla 2011 jim holland http www digitalgoonies com

Idea: TXLA 2011- Jim Holland - http://www.digitalgoonies.com


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)




  • Pair kids & give them clipboards

  • Have an alphabet stapled to their Question Sheet

  • Don’t laminate QR codes- glare interferes

  • Have them turn up the volumebefore they begin

More suggestions

More Suggestions

  • Use cardstock to copy QR code pieces

  • Use ‘strikethrough’ font to make lines to cut in half

  • Cut lines VERY STRAIGHT!

  • Give each pair of students a letter on the envelope and write it on each corresponding QR code piece



  • Kitchen Geologist

  • Mr. Parr’s Science Songs *

  • Bill Nye You Tube clips

  • maps

Click the photos

Landforms imovie

Landforms iMovie

Monitor adjust

Monitor & Adjust!

  • Necessary to teach strategies for eliminating large groups of cards

  • revised GoogleDrive Presentation

  • Not enough time- shorten?

Cool tools record mp3

Cool Tools - Record mp3

  • Audio

  • Record mp3

  • no microphone

  • Most reliable

  • http://www.recordmp3.org/

Audio croak it

Audio - Croak It

  • voice instructions

  • no microphone

  • may have security message warning

Written text message

Written Text (Message)

  • QR Stuff

  • http://www.qrstuff.com/

3 rd qr game math vocabulary

3rd - QR Game - Math Vocabulary

different color cardstock

  • Also on my website

Media for math qr

Media for Math QR

  • Rhombus Song

  • Fractions Song

Parent nights

Parent Nights

Give credit where credit is due

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

  • Jim Holland TXLA Conference 2011

  • “QRazy About QR Codes” Presentation

  • http://www.digitalgoonies.com/

  • Nancy Jo Lambert - RBE Library, Frisco GoogleDrive Presentation Embedding, GoogleDoc Forms

  • TCEA 2011 - Sandy Meyer- Audio QR Resources

Bulletin boards

Bulletin Boards

Qr codes and formative assessment




QR Codes and Formative Assessment

Pe choose your own adventure

PE - Choose Your Own Adventure

Book information

Book Information

Qr code fun in the library

Ghetto Cowboy http://vimeo.com/26771823The Big Time - Tim Green interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of9llsL8Mw4Hero http://vimeo.com/48387277

Qr code fun in the library

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

Qr code fun in the library

Thanks for attending!Amy KincaidMcWhorter Elementary LibraryCFBISD972.968.2606kincaida@cfbisd.edu

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