Basically, I require the following things to take advantage of QR (quick response) codes in the classroom:
- A device with video
- QR Scanning App
- QR creator (scan.me)
- A google account
The use of QR codes is very simple: students scan a code, fill out a form and hit SUBMIT. It is that easy! And the best part of it all is that their response is instantly saved in a spreadsheet within my google account. Creating the QR codes and the forms take very little time once you have the hang of it and you can make instant corrections easily if you find that you need to add or delete something.
There are so many ways to use this for assessment: peer & self-assessments, formative assessments, daily anecdotal teacher assessments and the list goes on. To the left is an example of a formative and peer assessment tool that will help determine what students need more practice with for volleying. Students fill this out after watching a partner set and bump a ball. It takes virtually no time for the student to fill this out so I am able to get through the entire class fairly quickly with just four devices. Once they submit their response, the answers are sent to a spreadsheet as shown below. I have added conditional formatting to the spreadsheet to make it easier for me to see what students are struggling with and guide future planning.
Anytime that I have to remove a student due to behavior, they have to fill out a behavior report before they are allowed to return to the activity. The best part of this routine is that the student fills out the report and it is documented on my google drive as soon as they hit submit. (One word of advice, let the student cool down before giving them a device.) This information is readily available should you need it to forward it on to parents, administration or other teachers to help come up with a behavior plan.
Saskatoon Regional Director