Well the first idea that I want to share was an idea from my technology board.
This is from another blogger and their blog is located here :
Who's Who and Who's New
It is a wonderful resource for ideas using technology.
Another blogger did it this way;
I am not certain who the last picture came from, but they also had the QR codes leading to a blog containing the children's work.
I love both of these ideas and next year having the children blog in the classroom is on my list of new things I plan to add to my routine.
But this year, I mixed the two ideas and came up with these;
Or rather my children came up with these. They made self portraits and their portraits are holding IPODS with QR codes on them. These QR codes lead to messages for the new students I will have next year. This means I have to keep them safe all summer!
The messages greet my new students and tell them about the things they will like about second grade and being in my class. The children wrote about math, science, social studies, Edmodo, writing and reading. I will post a banner that reads "Welcome to Second Grade, messages from Last Year's Hagan's Heroes". I am very excited and think this will be fun for parent's to do with their children Open House. My hope is that this gives the feeling of a strong technological presence.
Next year I hope to have my students blog and call it online portfolios and use the QR codes to lead to their work for others to view. But I love the idea of messages to future students.
Any comments? I would love feedback or any ideas that anyone may have concerning these QR code projects.
Oh yes, the other Pinterest idea I will share another day.