Logout User Login
« October 2017 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

 

During School Board Recognition Month this October, we would like to thank the members of the Herkimer BOCES Board of Education for their service and all that they do for BOCES and our students! Thank you to: Daniel LaLonde, Thomas Shypski, Jack Bono, Ronald Loiacono, Janine Lynch, William Miller, James Schmid, Michelle Szarek, Linda Tharp and Daniel Voce!
Students learn to use QR Codes, iPads
during 'Polar Express' themed scavenger hunt

Jan. 19, 2015




HERKIMER - It was technology and not a train that took special programs students to the “North Pole” during a “Polar Express” themed scavenger hunt during the holiday season at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES.

Herkimer BOCES Coordinator of Instructional Technology Sheri Perry showed the students how to use iPads to scan Quick Response Codes – better known as QR Codes – placed around the BOCES William E. Busacker complex in East Herkimer.

When the students scanned a QR Code, the iPad would load a website that gave voice instructions with a clue to the next QR Code location. For example, when they scanned the first code in the special programs office, the voice clue was to go where students are allowed to run, and it led them to the gymnasium.

“It’s just a fun way to get students using QR Codes and expose teachers to QR codes and get them thinking about how they can use them in the classroom,” Perry said.

From the gymnasium, clues unlocked with the QR Codes led the students to the art room, to the cafeteria and then back to the office, which was dubbed the “North Pole.” There, they scanned one final QR code before receiving a bell – based on a bell from Santa Claus’s sleigh being the first present of Christmas in the story “The Polar Express” – and either a sticker or piece of candy.



 
Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   In Japanese  In Korean  En français  Auf Deutsch  In italiano   No português  En español  In Russian  
Site powered by SchoolFusion.com © 2017 - Educational website content management