QR Codes and Book Reviews

Think about this, your students creating their own digital book reviews for their classmates to access via QR codes.  In order to achieve this you would need to set up a strong App Flow.

App Flow : verb \ˈap-ˈflō\

   : To create, input, and move between applications to create a final product.

QR Code : noun \ˈqˈˈrˈ ˈkōd\

   : Quick Response Code

   : Think Barcode for websites!

   : When scanned with QR Reader App it will direct you to a specific website

This app flow would start with having students creating videos/podcasts of their book reviews.  I would suggest TouchCast – this video recording app is amazing!  I’ve only known about it for three days so I am not an expert, but I do see a lot of potential for this app!  Once students create their video have them submit their videos to your teacher dropbox account or submit into their own Google Drive account.

From dropbox you can share that video with a link.  Open your dropbox account from any browser and select “Share Link” located on the right.  You need to hover your mouse over that area and you will see that link pop up.  Or you can highlight the movie and select “Share Link” from the top bar.

Dropbox - Book Review

Once you have copied the link go to QRStuff.com and paste the link, then download the QR Code.  That QR code is a direct link to that digital book review.  Have your students use the QRafter app to scan the QR code on the back of the book (or wherever you decide to tape it) and your students can now watch their classmates book review.

Google Drive would work the same way.  Have students change the setting of the video so that anyone with the link can view, and follow the same process to create the unique QR code.

The requirements for their video book review will vary based on what grade you teach.  Check out the Common Core Standards that you can hit by doing a digital book review.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.5 Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.5 Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
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