The Fort Thomas Elementary Schools are taking a high tech step to enhance education for their students.
Within the Fort Thomas Elementary Schools, students are learning through the use of mobile devices as they scan QR codes that have been put into place to build on the education experience.
The three schools are allowing their teachers and students to use iPads that can scan the barcodes.
Students and teachers alike are using QR codes to help to make learning more fun and interactive at the schools. There are several different techniques that are being used in order to get the most out of what the iPads have to offer. This helps students to pay attention and find their lessons more interesting and appealing.
The QR codes have been applied in a number of fun and creative ways to build on the lessons.
For instance, at one of the three schools, Moyer Elementary School, the students within the third grade used their iPads while they were attending the Kentucky Wax Museum displays as created by the students in the fourth grade. It featured a number of famous historical figures from the state.
Each of the stations featured QR codes that could be scanned by the third graders through the use of the iPad tablet. These scans redirected the students to a website which included paragraphs written by the fourth graders that provided additional information about the individual whose likeness was displayed at the station.
According to Cindy Graves, a fourth grade teacher at the school, “This is just one of the ways we’re using QR codes”. She added that “The students really love getting to use the iPads and scan the codes, it makes learning fun for them.”
Another one of the schools, Woodfill Elementary School, saw its first graders using QR codes in a number of different ways. A teacher for that grade, Shelby Jones, said that the kids love to scan the barcodes, including those that were created for their own websites and blogs, so that they can share their work with others. She explained that by introducing the tablets and barcodes, this year, it has given the ability to further learning considerably.