Students make QR codes as part of digital learning | Schools
Sturgis Elementary School’s STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) participated in Digital Learning Day last week. Digital Learning Day is a national campaign focused on improving teaching and learning through the use of technology. Amy Waggener, Instructional Technology Coach for Union County Schools, conducted a workshop with the STLP on QR Codes - QR is short for Quick Response.
Quick Response codes are seen everywhere. QR Codes are in magazines, on billboards, or on web pages. QR Codes are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in to a cell phone. QR Codes can be scanned into a modern cell phone, and then gives details about a business, allowing users to search for nearby locations, show a URL, or it may even provide a coupon. The Sturgis Elementary STLP group made QR posters for teachers, administrators and the central office of Union County Public Schools.
Paisley Lowery, a fifth grade student at SES, took what she learned and created a QR code for her grandmother who is a local baby sitter. Paisley stated that she thought it would be easier for her grandmother to get information out to the parents of those she babysits.