Problem: my younger students have difficulty navigating to
a particular site or page within a site.
Here’s a solution: i made Qr-code cards (about half-page size)
and wrote a description of the site under the image. Students
could use the webcam on their computers to scan the Qr code
to open a specific webpage. i first worked with third grade students
to research earth Day and then write a diamante poem. each
student got four cards. they held the cards up to the webcam
to open webpages. Students had immediate access to three sites
that addressed earth Day in slightly different ways (history, facts,
activities). Students then wrote and printed diamante poems by
accessing a site using the website from the fourth card.
Aaron Atwood-Blaine has been the lower school technology coordinator at the Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, since 2003. He uses tablets to teach technology skills to K– 5 students and helps classroom teachers integrate technology into their curricula. Atwood-Blaine has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s in teaching.
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