Fun with QR Codes, Today's Meet and a Freebie!

Once again I am late to the game...I have just recently started using QR codes with my students.  WOW, it's so much easier to create a QR code for them to access a website rather than trying to get 20 first and second graders to type it in on their own (or in reality I end up typing it in for them).

Sooooo much easier to use a QR code!

If you don't know what a QR code is here is a pic:
In order to use QR codes you need a mobile device like an ipad, ipod, or similar android or Blackberry device that has a QR code scanner/reader app (The app I use is called QR Reader, it's free and also has a QR generator with it).

The other day I created a chat room for my class using the website Today's Meet. I made a QR code for them to scan that would take them right to the chat room. We have class meetings once a week so I thought this would be a neat way to have our class meeting. This was their first time using a chat room like this so our meeting was really more about the kids just getting used to how a chat room works. Here's a screen shot of our "conversation". I had asked them what they did for Earth Day....
These chat rooms are great for use in schools because you can set an expiry time on them. This way the chat room closes and no one else can access it once the time limit is up. 

And finally, in honour of my 20th follower (now up to 23 I think...), I made a QR Code Grammar activity. It's listed as a freebie for now in my TPT Store. I will leave it is a freebie for the first 20 downloads! Let me know what you think and please leave feedback if you download it! 
Have fun! 

You can download this set here.



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