Wednesday, August 22, 2012

QR Code Musical Meet and Greet

This morning I was involved with professional development for our county media coordinators, and one goal for me was to make sure to keep things on a positive note. In order to do that I wanted to start the day with a fun activity. What emerged was a QR Code Musical Meet and Greet. I developed a list of about twenty discussion topics and created QR Codes for each. Discussion topics were personal and professional in nature. Here are the questions I used.

  • Discuss a time when you used the Big6 with a class.
  • What does ITES stand for?
  • Do you have a good strategy for using informational text with students?
  • What is the research model adopted by HCPS?
  • Provide an example of how  you have taught students ethical behavior online.
  • Name an example of how teachers can maintain high expectations.
  • How do you build positive relationships in your building?
  • What’s your favorite children’s book?
  • What did you do on your summer vacation?
  • What makes for successful collaboration?
  • How do you advocate for your program?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • Do you prefer Apple or PC? Why?
  • Who is your favorite superhero?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • How are you supporting the transition to Common Core and Essential Standards?
  • Have you used social media to enhance your learning? How?
  • Describe your favorite lesson.
  • If you were on a desert island, what one item would you take with you? Why?
  • Provide an example of a program you created to support reading. 

The QR Codes were posted around the room and when the music played you had to make your way to another QR Code. Once the music stopped participants had to be at a QR Code with another person. They would then scan the code and discuss the topic that was displayed. 

This activity generated not only excitement but prompted others to consider activities using QR Codes with their own school communities. I shared with them information about creating their own QR Codes, and I can't wait to see what happens at their own schools!


  1. Love this idea! I'm totally stealing this. Hope you have a wonderful year. Can't wait to see you again in Oct.

  2. Awesome idea Jennifer! May adapt for student learning/discussion centers. Thanks!

  3. Tamara,

    Steal away. I steal from you all the time. Hope your year is off to a great start. See you soon!

  4. debschi,

    That's a great idea. There are so many great uses for QR Codes!

  5. Creative idea, added it to my blog www.qrcartist.coin

  6. Oops, added it to my blog.