Sunday, November 22, 2015

Alphabet QR Codes

Recently I was teaching my ESOL students their alphabet with this Alphabet QR Codes activity. They loved it! They get to use multiple modalities to learn the ABC's in a very fun and interactive way, which also provides them the immediate feedback and reinforcement they need at this time.

The large letters and colorful graphics provide a clear picture of the letter and an illustration for each. The QR code allows the students to hear the correct identification and pronunciation of the letters as well. 

You will need to download a free QR Code reader application onto your hand held device, such as a smart phone, tablet, or iPod to get the full functionality of this activity. My personal favorites are the QR Code Reader and the QuickMark apps, both of which you can download FREE from your Android or Apple App store. Once your QR code reader is downloaded onto your device, students just need to open the app and point their handheld device right at the QR code and touch the arrow to link to the URL. In a few seconds students will hear the audio recording of the letter, the letter sound, and the name of the picture representing the letter.

Here is a short video of my students testing out my product:

If you like this product, you may also like this one as well:

Thanks! Have a great week!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

QR Code A-Z Handwriting

I work with primary ESOL students who are just learning the alphabet. This QR Code A-Z Handwriting activity gives them practice with identifying the letters and their sounds. It also allows them to hear the letters, their sounds, and the picture associated with each letter. Finally, dotted letters beneath the QR code lets students practice writing the letters. 

My students love the interaction that this product provides. Reading, speaking, listening, and writing are all the modalities being employed, which are essential for acquiring new language skills at the primary level. 

Please note: You will need a QR Reader app to have full functionality of this product. You can get your QR Code reader from your Apple or Android app store for FREE. Download the app to your phone or tablet and open the app once it's downloaded. Students now just aim the handheld device at the QR code, click on the web link that pops up, and then touch the arrow to hear the audio recording of the letter, sound, and the name of the corresponding picture of each letter. Afterwards, students can practice writing the letters. 

I hope you like this fun product. You can get it at my store by clicking on the picture above. 

How do you use QR codes in your classroom?

You might also like my newest QR Code product:
Alphabet QR Codes


Monday, November 9, 2015

Teaching Fall Colors Interactive Notebook

 Teaching Fall Colors Interactive Notebook

Hello! Today I am sharing my Teaching Fall Colors Interactive Notebook on my collaborative site. 

Every other month, I blog on a collaborative blog called the Virginia is for Teachers collaborative blog. Head on over to the blog to read all about how I use an interactive notebook to teach the Fall Colors to my ESOL/ELL learners. See you over there!