One use for QR codes is to direct students to video content. I am using a QR code to link my students to music videos. Since we are exploring the meaning of text in a variety of media, song lyrics lend themselves well to close reading. And let’s face it…music is simply motivating! Here is a sample of how I am using Visualead.com’s ability to make colorful codes for students to view a music video after we have listened to and discussed the lyrics. When I did Ebony and Ivory with my students, they had NO idea what the song referred to. After our initial listening and discussion, the video solidified their understanding.
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