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QR codes – Playing Shop

This is a really simple idea and kids love it – especially as most QR readers make a “beep” sound as they read the code.

  1. Gather empty containers of food
  2. Create QR Codes with the prices of food as text
  3. Stick these on the food containers
  4. As students scan food they will hear a beep and the price will come up on screen

Differentiation

  1. Prices can be adjusted to suit ability of student
  2. You can scan more than one food for addition
  3. You can add in money off vouchers for subtraction
  4. “Special offers” can be used for percentages
  5. Budgeting

I have used this technique in a special school, but the idea can be just as easily adapted to be used in mainstream, instead of food stuff and prices, you can have clues, coded keywords stuck on related objects (for example, on a piece of slate you can have a coded definition of metamorphic).

Ultimately, in the latter examples, it is about increasing independent learning as they would have the option to get a clue if students were stuck.