January 20, 2018

Using QR Codes in the Classroom: The January #ELLEdTech Chat

What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done. Tim O'Reilly
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What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done. Tim O'Reilly
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/technology?vm=l
You're probably familiar with QR codes.  You can see them in advertisements and at museums and tourist sites.  Some educators use them, too.  Are you one of them?

When QR codes are used in the classroom, the students become the customers.  They are the ones consuming new information.  But it can be intimidating to use QR codes if you've never done it before. 

So please join Laurah from Tools for Teachers by Laurah J and me when we discuss Ways to Use QR Codes in our first #ELLEdTech chat of 2018.  It'll be on Sunday, January 20, 2018, at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific time.  If you used QR codes, we'd love to hear your ideas; if you're curious and want to get some ideas, we'll offer some suggestions for getting started.  Details are below.

Share your ideas about using QR codes in the classroom in the January 2018 #ELLEdTech Twitter chat! | The ESL Nexus
Join us 1/20/18 to discuss using QR codes in the classroom; source: The ESL Nexus
Schedule and Questions
7:00 = Introduction: Tell us your name, location, level/grade and subject taught. #ELLEdTech
7:05 = Q1: How do you use QR codes with your ELLs? #ELLEdTech
7:13 = Q2: How do QR codes help teachers facilitate ELLs’ learning? #ELLEdTech
7:21 = Q3: What are the advantages & benefits of using QR codes? #ELLEdTech
7:29 = Q4: Are there any cons or drawbacks teachers or students might have when using QR codes? #ELLEdTech
7:37 = Q5: What advice do you have for teachers who want to use QR codes with their ELLS? #ELLEdTech

Directions for Joining the Chat
1. Log into Twitter on Sunday; the chat runs from 7:00 - 7:45pm Eastern.
2. Search for tweets with the hashtag #ELLEdTech in the search bar.  Make sure to click “All tweets.”
3. The first five minutes will be spent introducing ourselves.
4. Starting at 7:05, @ESOL_Odyssey or @The_ESL_Nexus will post questions every 8 minutes using Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. to identify the questions and the hashtag #ELLEdTech.
5.  Answer the questions by prefacing them with A1, A2, A3, etc. and use the hashtag #ELLEdTech.
6.  Follow any teachers who respond and are also using #ELLEdTech.
7.  Like (click the heart icon) and post responses to other teachers' tweets.

You can schedule your answers to the questions in advance by using an online scheduler such as TweetDeck or HootSuite (and remember to use A1, A2, etc. and #ELLEdTech).  Links are encouraged, but use tinyurl, bitly, goo.gl or ow.ly to shorten your link so it can be included in your tweet.  Just click one of those links, paste the longer link in the app's box to shorten it for Twitter, then paste the shortened link into your tweet. If you have relevant images, we encourage you to post them, too.

Is this your first Twitter chat? Here are our rules:
1. Please stay on topic.
2. Please do not post about paid products unless explicitly asked.
3. If you arrive after the chat has started, please try to read the previous tweets before joining in.
4. Feel free to just read, like, and/or retweet if you prefer -- we know the first time can be a little overwhelming!
5. Always use the hashtag #ELLEdTech when tweeting.
6. Make sure your twitter feed is set to "public." (And do remember that Twitter is completely public; that means anyone--students, parents, administrators--may see what you tweet.)

You are welcome to let your teacher friends who might be interested in joining us know about this Twitter chat. We look forward to chatting with you on Sunday!