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Student-Created Interactive QR Code Bulletin Boards

It’s no secret that I love using QR codes in my classroom, but this year I’ve been trying to incorporate more student-created QR code activities.  I recently made an inference activity I’ve been doing for years more interactive by turning it into a student-created QR code bulletin board. 
After having some fun with this inference riddle website, my students created their own inference riddles in a similar fashion.  I had them type their riddles in Powerpoint and then generate a QR code with their top-secret answer.  To generate the QR code, they went to QRStuff.com and clicked the “Plain Text” option.  Then they typed their answer in the text box and clicked “Download QR Code.”  The last step was to drag the QR code into their Powerpoint presentation.
Student-created inference bulletin board with self-checking QR codes. Great way to integrate technology (iPads) into your elementary classroom. reading block.

Once I had their riddles printed and hung up, I let a few students at a time go up to the board and try to solve their peers’ inference riddles.  The QR code on each riddle told them whether they were correct.  Here are a couple close-ups.
Student-created inference bulletin board with self-checking QR codes. Great way to integrate technology (iPads) into your elementary classroom. reading block. Student-created inference bulletin board with self-checking QR codes. Great way to integrate technology (iPads) into your elementary classroom. reading block.
We did a similar QR code bulletin board in math using student-created word problems.  I let my students create any type of word problem using concepts we’ve learned this year.  We ended up with a nice variety of concepts and difficulty-levels.  I was happy to see my kiddos actually get excited about solving word problems when it was time to go up and try out the bulletin board.
Student-created word problems bulletin board with self-checking QR codes. Great way to integrate technology (iPads) into your elementary math classroom.
Student-created word problems bulletin board with self-checking QR codes. Great way to integrate technology (iPads) into your elementary math classroom.
I can’t wait to share our new interactive bulletin board with you very soon!:)
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