Educators are challenged within Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas to make evident student work products and performance-based assessments reflecting mastery of rigorous content and incorporating 21st century skills. Specifically, within Article IV: Accountability for Learning, we read about examples of student work products and performances:
IV.b Assessment results and other examples of work products and performances of students should be used as the primary information source for understanding where students are and what they need. These can also be used for reporting to parents and the public
If students are supported to utilize digital tools such as iMovie, Explain Everything, See Saw, or even photos of content to demonstrate understanding and transfer of knowledge, , then we must provide an outlet for these products to be displayed to classmates, educators, administrators, and even the public.
QR codes, or Quick Response codes, are two-dimensional barcodes that can be read using the camera on a phone or tablet (through the use of an app designed to read and translate the code). Students can create QR codes using a variety of websites or plug-ins, such as those linked below:
- Kaywa.com QR code generator
- QRStuff (create a color QR code)
- Bulk QR Code Maker
- Scanova QR code generator
More information about using QR Codes in the classroom from Kathy Schrock can be found by clicking the link below.
At Richard J. Lee Elementary in Coppell ISD, teachers and students (referred to there as designers and learners) use QR codes to connect classes to the world through Twitter!
They also use QR codes to provide interaction with content, such as this mathematics scavenger hunt!
And, designers post evidence of learner work using QR codes like these below.
QR codes are a friendly tool to capture and display evidence of student work. I challenge you to provide an outlet for student products of understandings in ways such as this!
In order to keep up with the latest at Richard J. Lee Elementary, follow the school on Twitter: @NetZeroLee.