There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work in a school with one-to-one technology and use iPads with my students throughout every school day. That makes it easy to use QR codes in my classroom -- and there are many reasons I love using QR codes!
"As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. Using QR codes for instruction is one example of this. "
"In the classroom, QR codes can be used in a variety of ways -- from conducting treasure hunts to creating modern CVs. Below is a number of articles, tutorials and lesson plans designed to help educators. "
Got this one from Glenn Wiebe @ Essdack - Luke Neff has created and shared tons of writing prompts geared toward social studies and history. You might even get inspired to create from prompts of your own.
This blog gives a day by day account of the bloodiest war in America's history. Each posting presents the news as it happened during the Civil War to the day. Great resource for history teachers and students!