Are you looking for a fun way to reward students in your classroom and use technology? Using QR Codes are perfect for elementary students. These secret codes are selected by the students for good behavior or good work habits.The students are so curious to find out the secret message in the code.
In my classroom, I print the codes on cardstock and then cut out all of the QR codes. I mix them up in a bowl or bag. The students cannot tell which prize they have earned until they use the iPad or iPod to read them. (You will need to download a QR Reader on your device. I have selected several FREE QR readers from the iTunes App Store). The fun of this project is the secret mystery. Everyone wants to find out what the winner has earned. You can use this for good behavior or special events that you want to reward students. It's a positive way to engage the students and use technology in the classroom.
The prizes on the QR Codes are:
a prize from the treasure box
free time at the computer, recess, or centers
a "no homework" pass
candy from the candy jar
Of course, you can choose the codes that work well in your classroom.