Category Archives: Fun

Having fun with QR codes!

I have just created my first QR code (Quick Response code) with http://www.qurify.com/en/.  Here is an explanation of what exactly QR codes are, from the website:

QR Codes are 2 dimensional barcodes that are easily scanned using any modern mobile phone. This QR Code will then be converted (called “dequrified”) into a piece of (interactive) text and/or link.
 
So simple and it works like a charm on my phone.

These codes have endless potential in the classroom – imagine a scavenger hunt with all the clues in QR code format, spread around the school and the students have to scan each code to find out the next clue!  What fun! Of course, it means allowing them to use cell phones, but there are ways and means of doing that – I’ll do a little more investigation.  In the mean time here is my QR code:

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Glimpses from the IT Centre

I had my camera out today, to record what was happening in the IT Centre…

Learning through play:

The Grade 5s are studying the Ancient Egyptian civilisation and so today they are building a pyramid with this stunning BBC History Game called Pyramid Builder. Try it! They’re having a ball, and what they don’t realise is that there is a lot of learning going on because the game requires thought and logical reasoning as well as decision making.

Afrikaans Cycle Test:

The Grade 4s wrote their Afrikaans Cycle test here today – on the computers! They coped very well!

Brushing up on our Geography with a Rugby World Cup Game:

With this quick little game created by a friend (and her co-author) to promote her latest book in the Planet Octavia series: Geogrugby. Do you know where all the World Cup Rugby nations are in the world?

School was never this much fun in my day!