QR Code Learning Teen Numbers in Kindergarten

QR Code Counting Teens

QR Codes for the Teen Numbers: Winter Snowman Theme It’s funny to me that every time we introduce the teen numbers to our class, we’re in a different place in our curriculum. This means that if I want our QR code counting activity to match the theme,  I need to make a new one.  And […]

An iPad Counting Activity for Preschool and Kindergarten

Counting on the iPad Preschool and Kindergarten

We recently added some creativity based apps to our classroom iPads.  One of the apps I was most excited to try out was iDiary for Kids.  This is an app that is designed for journaling for kids.  We’ve used it that way, but I was also excited to expand its use a little bit. One […]

Introducing iPads to Pre-Kindergarten Students

introducing young children to ipads-red

I can’t believe that it took us until December to introduce our iPads to our class, and now it’s taken me until January to write about it! When we found out we would be receiving enough iPads to support a learning center we were so excited and eager to start. I never imagined it would […]

Holiday QR Codes and Ten Frames for Practicing Numbers 0-9

Practicing Numbers 0-9 with Holiday QR Codes

We’ve been introducing the children to the iPads over the last couple weeks. One of the  things I’ve wanted to teach them is how to scan a QR code.  Unfortunately, all of the QR Code activities I created last year are too sophisticated for this early in the year. So I made a holiday themed […]

Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents

Use QR Codes to share videos with parents.

Ever since I discovered QR codes last year,  I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how […]

Audio QR Codes: Sight Word Bingo

QR Codes with Audio Files Bingo

{Update: This post was written over two years ago, which in technology terms, makes it ancient!  The kids in my QR code pictures are actually 2nd graders now! Some readers are finding that the audio QR codes for this activity no longer work. You might try scanning a code or two to make sure it […]

How to access one of my free activities from Google Drive

The print button on google drive

  Every now and then I look at some of the “behind the scenes” parts of this blog and  I notice that the occasional user runs into trouble trying to print one of my activities that I’ve stored on Google Docs. Here’s a quick write up which I hope may help people troubleshoot the download process: […]

QR Codes for practicing the teens: Farm style!

QR Codes for counting the teens.

We’ve still got a few kids working to learn the teen numbers. I came up with one more activity to help them master this skill.  We’re also knee deep in our farm unit, so I added some cute pigs to the activity to make it a little more fun. First they scan the QR code. […]

QR Codes for Sight Words: Attaching audio files

A fun sight word game with QR codes.

One of the first obstacles I encountered as I was thinking about ways to use QR codes with preschoolers was using information that didn’t require reading.  I knew that if I really wanted to have fun with QR codes with my students, I was going to have to find an easy way to attach an […]