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10+ Uses for Audio QR Codes!

I was delighted to be joined by two of our marvellous Mote Ambassadors – Brittany Horn and Nicole Reynolds – in a pop-up PD with Mote. They’re both awesome and deserve a follow!

Overview

In just 10 minutes, they generously shared over 10 brilliant examples of how Mote QR codes have had an amazing impact on accessibility, connection and more in their own learning communities and beyond!

Inspirational Ideas

Nicole generously shared lots of ideas in which she has creatively used audio QR codes with her staff and students.

Community Wide Appreciation with Voice!

  • Students can record for others – a great and simple way for young people to share admiration: for each other, teachers and parents.
  • Families/Room Parents – voice notes to express thanks for the awesome work of educators!
  • Other teachers/staff members – spread the love outside the classroom.
  • Administration Team – leave notes of encouragement and affirmation for your amazing team.
  • Media Center Coordinators ( book notes) – use your voice in a variety of ways here: reviews, thank you notes and more!
  • Instructional Coaches – praise your team for taking on a challenge and integrating technology in a purposeful way!

Audio Affirmations for Students

  • Greetings cards – whether it’s a birthday or something else worthy of celebrating: why not try adding your voice!
  • Awards and Certificates – everyone loves acknowledgement of hard work and achievement: level up your affirmation game by adding voice.

Extra, Extra – hear all about it!

Want more ideas from Nicole? Jump into the video here to find out more about how she and her community have used audio QR codes for:

  • Bulletin Boards
  • Accessible stickers for student work
  • Notes in hallways
  • Notes on door
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Bookmarks

Holy GuacaMOTEly!

Brittany started by celebrating the impact of using voice to 10x notes that she might have left with sticky notes – as it really emphasizes ‘the personalization’ to help build connection.

In her district, Brittany runs sessions on Mote for her staff called ‘Holy GuacaMOTEly!’. You can find lots of info on how they have used QR codes and more by searching on socials and/or clicking here! It’s impossible not to be inspired – as show below by two of the teaching team that have benefitted from Mote QR codes, in both the receiving and creating!

The way that audio affirmations work for the community at NISD is utterly inspirational! If you’d like to bring this simple and powerful practice to your own school, you can access the template here.

Mote Ambassador Program

I am proud that both Nicole and Brittany are Mote Ambassadors! We’re always looking for more innovative educators to join the community. Find out more by visiting the community page on our website.

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Education Technology

Best Microphones for Teachers!

We asked the current crop of awesome Mote Ambassadors for their recommendations of the best microphones for educators. With a range of budget and goals in mind, I’d suggest that you read on…

Aokeo AK-60

recommended by Daren White – follow now!

I use this one for the myedtechbuddies podcast – relatively inexpensive but very good quality sound. Added bonus of boom arm etc included!

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Blue Snowball

recommended by Niall Ridgway – follow now!

I’ve been using a Blue Snowball for about 10 years and I love it for use in class and on the Chromebook/windows device at home 😊

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Blue Yeti

recommended by Karina Q – follow now!

I love my Blue Yeti because of its ease of installation and great sound quality. It’s great for webinars, voice recordings, and professional audio.

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Boya BY-M1

recommended by Sethi De Clercq – follow now!

Excellent beginners lavelier. Great sounds and cheap enough to buy class sets. We got these for many of our teachers to upgrade their audio during online learning. It’s amazing!

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FiFine T669

recommended by Abid Patel – follow now!

Just plug and play and you’re good to go! Comes with a boom arm or a mini tripod, as well as a pop filter. Great easy way into getting yourself professional sounding audio!

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Maono Podcasting Kit

recommended by Wenndy Pray – follow now!

I love the Maono Podcasting Kit. It’s inexpensive, easy to set up, and comes with headphones already.

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Rode SmartLav

recommended by Sethi De Clercq – follow now!

Excellent beginners lavelier. Great sounds and cheap On step up from the Boya (above) for great sound is the Rode SmartLav. Make sure you plug these into an external recorder or use your phone as a recorder. The difference in quality is very noticeable.

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Shure MV7X

recommended by Fonz Mendoza – follow now!

This mic is a two in one work of art. You can easily plug it in via USB or you have an XLR connection for a board. Great Shure Sound at a great price! It is a game changer.

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Shure MV88+

recommended by Sue Tranchina – follow now!

I use the Shure MV88+ for video calls and content creation for both live streams and recording on my iPhone. (Love that I can swap!) It’s a pricier option but has been worth its weight in gold for me!

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