April 18

QR.net

If you’ve ever asked students to access something on the Internet without the benefit of a clickable link, you have probably noticed that the link address can be quite long!  An easy way to shorten a URL  is to use a URL shortener like QR.net.  With QR.net, you can even customize the address and choose something your students will easily remember.  You can also copy and post a QR code for students to scan to access the link you want to share.

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Check out QR.net
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Need a QR code Reader app?  Check out the Inigma app!

TRY IT OUT!
Type into your browser qr.net/WCShome (case sensitive) or Scan QR code:
wcs qr

 

November 20

Padlet

tech_tip_tuesdayIn today’s Tech Tip Tuesday, we are highlighting a great tool that engages students and is great for collaboration and creativity.  Padlet is a virtual wall that allows contributors to post images, videos or documents.  What’s wonderful about Padlet is it is accessible from any device, as long as you have access to the internet.  Students do not need an account to use Padlet.

What are ways you could use a Padlet in your classroom?

  • Brainstorming Documentpadlet_blog_300
  • Guide for a lesson/WebQuest
  • As a place for students to showcase their work
  • Gather Feedback
  • Mindmap or Storyboard

**A couple of exciting new developments – Padlet recently released an app for iPhone and updated their iPad app.