QRazy About Codes- Activity Types

Scavenger Hunt Test Review- at each stop, there are questions to answer on an answer sheet, the QR tag is then scanned to find the location of the next set of problems.

Self-check Flash Cards- term is given on sheet or card, the student says the definition out loud then checks himself by scanning the QR tag.

Multiple-Choice Instant Feedback- small QR tags are inserted beside each answer on a multiple choice problem. The student selects the answer by scanning the code. The codes say something like: “Correct! You are awesome!”, “Not quite! Try again!”, “That’s not it!”, or “Are you kidding me? That’s not correct!” The codes need to all be different so students can’t just look at the codes and select the one that’s different!

Self-checking Classification Activities

Students can self-check themselves on matching/classification activities rather than relying on peer checking or waiting for the teacher to come by and check

Mill & Match

Scan card, find the other student who has the match, both agree, celebrate, mill around, exchange cards twice while music is playing. When music stops, scan and find match

Wall Matching

Students scan term or def on one wall, then scan others for the answer. They find a match and write down the combo such as 2-d, 3-g, etc.

Sentence Scramble

Each QR code is one word, students form groups and unscramble the words to form a sentence.

Guided Practice

QR codes can be placed beside certain questions that link to a specific URL with information to help solve that problem. Keep in mind that if using Apple devices, Flash-based websites will be of no use.

Vote for Me! or “Like” a certain project- use along with goo.gl account to keep track of the number of hits a page receives.


Students write short, 2-3 sentence summaries of reading passages, create a QR code then post or share

Book Recommendations

Students write short, 2-3 sentence book recommendations then create a QR code to post alongside the book, on a recommendation wall, etc.

Who am I?

Like the old forehead matching game, partners find each other, then trade with another person. Class of 26 = 13 terms and definitions. Can create tags on stickers and put on student backs.

Find the Fib

Have multiple copies of QR tags with term on the tag. Mismatch a few so that students must find the fib.

What We Think (or What We Know)

Students voice their opinion on specified topics by creating a QR tag to post on a bulletin board. You may want students to include their names on the codes.

5 W’s

Students create a Who, What, When, Where, Why spoke diagram for a specific topic or event. Each “W” is a QR code linked to the central topic.

Links to QR Resources




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