Grade 3

QR Code Your Learning

Creative Communicator

Overview‚Äč

QR codes are everywhere! So what are they all about? Students will be able to create a QR code to share a digital artifact with parents, students and teachers.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to take a digital artifact and embed it into a QR code.
  • Be able to share the code with an audience.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. QR Code: A QR code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text you want students to read, websites, or video.

  2. Embed: To embed is to incorporate (a video or other item of data) within the body of a web page or other document.

  3. Scan: To scan is to pass an electron beam over and convert (an image) into variations of electrical properties (as voltage) that convey information electronically.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  1. You will need devices that can scan a QR code to test them: Here are some apps that can be downloaded onto a device. 
  2. Watch a video tutorial to learn more about QR Codes and how to create them using QR Stuff. 
  3. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to create QR code via Google. 
  4. Here are two sites that generate QR Codes. 
  5. Create your own QR code so that you are comfortable teaching this to students.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. Ask Students what is a QR code? Have you ever seen a QR Code? Have you ever scanned a QR Code?
    • A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones.
    • The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background.
    • The information encoded may be text you want students to read, websites, or video.
  2. Show videos to the students.
    1. How Do QR Codes and Card Readers Work
    2. Exploring QR Codes with Qrezy Kid

  3. Ask the students what they could use QR codes for in the classroom?

  4. Start out REALLY BASIC with the students.

  5. Have students go to a favorite website they use to find reliable information.

  6. Have students copy the URL. 

  7. Go to https://www.qrstuff.com

  8. Click on the URL block in Part 2

  9. Paste their URL into the Box

  10. Click DOWNLOAD Code

  11. Have them save the code to use on a poster or to print out to use in the classroom. 

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Have students share on a Google doc their favorite site to go to locate relevant reliable information

MITECS COMPETENCIES & ISTE STANDARDS

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Creative Communicator
6a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6d. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Devices and Resources

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

QR code a book trailer. Record book commercial on vocaroo and embed into QR Code.

Integrated Arts

QR code your art project or a famous artist and their art work. 

Math

QR Code a Math problem you solved on Show Me.

Science

Find a website relating to a class discussion.

Social Studies

QR code a current event.

Credits
This task card was created by Courtney Conley, Utica Community Schools, February 2018.