Playing with QR codes

Everybody seems to have a QR code for their conferences nowadays, so I decided to get one for TEACH Academy.  If you’ve not used one before, it’s kind of easy.  First you need to downlaod a barcode scanner app for your phone.  I use this free one that I found in the Android Market.      You just click on the app and then use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code.  Then the link or text message that you need will come up.  Want to give it a try?  Scan the QR code below:

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21Things Post #11

I am forever getting great stuff from folks in my PLN.  Two websites that I was introduced to recently are interesting:  This first one – Kidblog looks promising and will need to be sanctioned by OITMS before anyone uses it.  The premise is the same as classblogmeister – simple safe blogging for students. Instructional blogging – like writing prompts, journal entries and literature circles.  The interface of the Kidblog platform is clean, slick and updated.  I haven’t played with it at all to see if it has the same features as the blogmeister.  We’ll have to see…

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The other site is  Carrotsticks.com – it’s a math game.  It’s very cute and just for practice in basic math facts.  The only part that is free is the addition part, but I played and had fun.  “competed with two other kids” and even had a progress report and achievement certificate sent to “my parents” email address.  I think there may be some real use for this in a classroom setting.

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