Happy Tech Tip Tuesday- QR CODES

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday!

Hope you’re having a great week and remembered your boots today. This week’s tip is all about QR Codes, I really feel like the possibilities are endless and we can do some really fun and educational things with them.

QR Codes are evolving around us in so many industries and it’s a great way to get information or share it.

I have linked some resources for you to look through of ways you can put QR Codes into your classroom or building.

HERE is a General Presentation on the fundamentals of QR Codes for you to check out.

If added some additional resources links that I found for ideas of how to use them in education.

Examples of ways to use QR Codes

40 Great ways to use QR Codes in Education

QR Codes in the Classroom

Also…. I heard the list of 25 Things Turning 25 years old in 2017 his on the radio this morning on my way to work and thought I would share!  Click HERE for the whole article.

The Text Message is one of them!

On December 3, 1992, 22-year-old engineer Neil Papworth sent the first text message over a cellular network. He used a computer connected to the Vodafone GSM network to send the message to Vodafone director Richard Jarvis’s Orbitel 901 mobile phone (which was gigantic, but technically “mobile” by 1992 standards). The message read: “Merry Christmas.” Why the early Christmas greeting? Jarvis was at a Christmas party at the time.

I found some great resources and compiled them throughout the article. I didn’t create everything and give credit to all the wonderful tools that have been created by other people!

Have a great rest of your week!



Tech Tip Tuesday

Happy Tech Tip Tuesday,

Hope you had a great break and got to spend quality time doing what you love.

Google Sites are on the 17 Things Teachers Should Try in 2017 list along with 16 other things, this article has some great ideas for you to explore and possibly implement into your classroom. The article is from the Shake Up Learning blog by Kasey Bell, she does a great job of exploring new and old technology.

I have been doing a lot of work on Google sites and thought I would get you some more resources for you to utilize.

10 Reasons to use Google Sites with your Students

  • Google Sites is easy to use and has a student-friendly interface.

  • You can set up your website within minutes without the need for any HMTL or CSS knowledge.

  • It provides highly customizable themes that you can easily apply to your site.

  • It is integrated with some other Google services like Google Calendar.

  • Google Sites has a wonderful web-based editor that allows you to easily create, edit and share your content.

  • It provides a set of collaborative features including multiple editors and commenting.

  • Inserting images, videos, and other multimedia materials is ridiculously easy.

  • It provides a modest cloud storage capacity for you to upload documents, files, attachments, and PDFs.

  • And it is FREE.

For the full article click HERE.

HERE is a great tutorial video for the new Google Sites.

Have a great day!