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Mote QR Codes: 5 Classroom Ideas

With the recent update to Mote that allows educators to create QR Codes directly from the Chrome extension, a whole new world of possibilities opens up for the use of audio in the classroom.

Before we get started with the application of Mote QR Codes in a classroom setting, explore the quick video below to learn how to create & scan Mote QR Codes in the video below!

Idea 1: Audio Documents

With Mote, educators can supplement any paper document with a QR Code. Imagine a primary source document that includes a brief introduction to build context for the reader. Or, a new project that includes the directions being explained for learners via audio. Lastly, consider how learning accommodation plans can be met with Mote QR Codes. Questions can be read and recorded to increase accessibility for all learners.

Idea 2: QR Codes with Chromebooks

With Chromebooks being the primary device for a significant percentage of classroom environments, many are simply unaware that QR Codes can be scanned with the built in Chrome OS camera. Simply hold a Mote QR code in front of the Chrome OS camera on a Chromebook and tape the small scan icon in the top right corner. The link will instantly appear for learners to hear the audio embedded in the code. There are many instances where having students work offline is a better suited for the task provided, and the Chromebook and Mote QR codes can supplement the offline learning experience.

Idea 3: Station Rotations

Stations are a staple strategy in the classroom. With Mote QR codes, educators can quickly create audio directions, overview or explanations that can exist in each station as a scannable QR code. Consider this the ability to duplicate oneself during the station experience to provide a connection to every station via audio.

Idea 4: Book Talks

Student created QR codes with Mote that live in books, on the cover or the spine are a great way to have students share their perspective and understanding of the text in a shareable way for the next reader. To extend the project further, consider how students could supplement the entire text with a QR code version of the book, where QR codes are present throughout the text as chapter introductions or summaries.

Idea 5: Artist Statement

It is common for students to display their art publicly in a school setting. What is uncommon is for the viewer to know and understand the intention, purpose and thinking behind the art from the perspective of the artist. Imagine how Mote QR codes, when added to a piece of student art on public display in a school can transform the experience of the viewer.

Mote QR Code Pop-Up PD

To see a live demonstration of many of the ideas above, check out the archive of a Mote Pop-Up PD that explored all things QR codes!

There is endless potential of Mote QR codes…how are you using this new feature in your school or classroom?

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