Student use QR codes to learn outside the classroom

Student use QR codes to learn outside the classroom
QR codes were put up all around Hand in Hand Primary School for Kindergarten students to use while learning on their iPads. (Source: WALB)
Students in Thomas County are using technology to enhance their learning outside the classroom. (Source: WALB)
Students in Thomas County are using technology to enhance their learning outside the classroom. (Source: WALB)

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Students in Thomas County are using technology to enhance their learning outside the classroom.

QR codes were put up all around Hand in Hand Primary School for Kindergarten students to use while learning on their iPads.

"I just decided to link up factual information, books, stories, experiments, to add to what the teachers are already doing. So it just enhanced their learning by adding a QR code," said Toni Odom, Digital Learning Specialist.

It's pretty simple, students take their iPad into the hallway and scan the QR code with an app, seconds later a book or video pops up for them to listen to.

"It gives movement, a chance to get out of the classroom, a new learning, and so far the kids have been exciting," said Odom.

Seeing it become such a success so fast, the school staff are taking it one step further, allowing projects to be hung up in the hallway with narrated explanations on the QR code attached.

"I've had two children from each kindergarten classroom that were doing research and they are the ones telling about their project. So the students are hearing other students tell about what they've learned so it's a great way to share also," said Odom.

The QR code program was started just a few weeks ago when students returned from spring break.

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