June 6, 2013

2 QRCODE activities ready for use

I've been trying out different QR CODE activities and would like to share two which I think worked really well.

Conversation Tic Tac Toe

1. Print one sheet for each pair of students.
2. Pair students up and ask them to use one notebook to draw a TIC TAC TOE grid (example below).
3. Students decide who is the cross and who is the nought. One person starts the game by choosing a number on the grid, scanning that specific code, reading the secret topic and speaking about it for 1 minute ( or 30 seconds for lower level students). The other student listening has the role of timing his partner. 
4. If the student can speak about the topic during 1 minute without stopping, he can leave his mark on the grid. Then, it's the other player's turn. 
5. To win the tic tac toe, you have to cross three numbers in a row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal).


- Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com/dashboard/ , click TEXT and type the topics you want your students to talk about.
- Open a word doc, insert a table (3 x 3) and copy and paste the QRcodes one by one. 
- Then your activity is ready for use.

Listening Dictation + Conversation

1. Print one sheet per pair of students.
2. Pair students up.
3. Students scan the codes together, listen to it and write it down.
4. Pairs ask each the questions they have written down.

For this specific activity, I prepared questions using the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Continuous.


- Go to http://qrvoice.net/?id=u8gLjf , type a question, click the BLUE BUTTON on the right to create the qr code which will take students to a voice reading your sentence.
- Copy the code and paste it on a word doc.
- Repeat the same procedure for the other questions.

1 comment:

alessandra said...

Thanks for sharing such interesting and motivating activities! I have just started using QRcodes - you can see my first and quite awkward example here http://web20atschool.wordpress.com/ - and think that they can offer loads of possibilities.
I have been also looking for new strategies to make my students speak more for some time and your post is really inspiring for that too :)