|Work in Progress - Just need the sixth side "Mod Podged" on.|
On the last day of school before spring break, I saw a tweet for a blog post called "Roll the Dice on QR Codes" by Krissy Venosdale. Krissy made QR code dice which linked to six different Google presentation slides. So with one die, you can change and edit the Google presentation at any time to change up the dice. The uses for this are endless! Check out her blog for more information and great ideas.
The examples Krissy listed seemed to be best suited for elementary school students. But I can imagine using this in my high school science classroom in so many different ways. I can use it as a unit review and have six different questions or topics for students to review. The dice can be used to give out articles for students to read and then practice writing arguments with claims and evidence. My students could use the dice to roll for assignment or project topics, and then get into a group with other students who rolled the same topic. And the best part, once making the dice, you can use them for all these different activities. After seeing this blog post, I knew I had another project that I had to get done over spring break!
First, I created six different Google Presentations. But I didn't want students to see the entire presentation page when they scanned the QR code, I just wanted them to go straight to the presentation in "play" mode. So I chose to publish the slideshow.
Then I needed to make the QR codes. I used goo.gl to do this.
I was then able to paste the QR codes into a table on a Word doc. I printed them out on cardstock, and then used Matte Mod Podge with a foam brush to adhere them to 1.5" wooden blocks. The Mod Podge works really well to adhere and protect the paper so they can be used for years in the future.
Here's a video I found with instructions on how to use Mod Podge to adhere paper to wood.
I am so excited to use these with my students! Thanks Krissy for sharing such a great idea! I am sure there are a ton of creative uses for these QR blocks that I haven't even thought of. If you have any cool ideas on how to use these with students, please share in the comments.