This is a fun lesson for a Bill Peet author study unit. 8 QR code stories are included. Print and cut out the individual qr codes and have students scan them using an iPod, iPad, or tablet. I mount the QR codes on colored construction paper and laminate them for future use. I have found that when there are many QR codes on one page, the students have difficulty scanning the code they want. Cutting them apart makes it much easier. You can also punch a hole in the corner and put them on a ring.
These QR codes link to videos of the stories being read aloud with illustrations from the books, and a short video about Bill Peet. Check the books out from your school library so students can follow along. You can have the whole class do a Read-a-Thon and scan and listen to any story they choose, or use it as a small listening center.
You will need a device, access to the Safe Share website, QR code scanning app, and headphones. I have students open the video in Safari once it is scanned so they can turn the video into full screen landscape view.
These QR codes link to YouTube videos that I've transferred to a Safe Share site. There are no ads, comments, or suggested videos with these videos. Please check to make sure your district allows this Safe Share website before purchasing. My school district had it blocked until I showed them what a great site it is. The technology department had no problem unblocking it once they looked into it. The videos that are blocked by your district will still be blocked even if they allow the Safe Share site. If you cannot access the Safe Share site, please look in my store for the same videos linked to YouTube.
Note: There are 3 parts of Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent, but part 3 does not play on mobile devices. My students enjoy watching parts 1 and 2, and reading the ending of the story themselves. They could also watch part 3 on a computer.