Interactive Art Show With QR Codes

17 Apr

QR CODES are just so amazing.

Next week our school will have our 2nd Annual Spring Art show. Our art show is not just an ordinary art show. It comes with a little twist. We made it interactive with QR codes!

We recorded the voices of all 400+ students on the website This website is so simple to use, and the best part is it allows you to create a QR code right on the website, and even share via email, facebook, or twitter.

I send an email to parents prior to the event to download a QR code app reader. Art show flyer

Parents used a QR code scanner on their device (ipad, smartphone) to scan the QR code. They then are able to hear their child talk about their art piece. Students share what their inspiration was for creating their projects, the materials they used, and the steps they took, in creating their masterpieces.

Our first year of the event, I recorded all of the students voices and it was quite time consuming. This year, I allowed the older students to record their own voices using vocaroo.

At our school, the each student selects two pieces from their portfolios to display at the art show that takes place at the end of the school year. This year, I collaborated with the art teacher and had students write reflections as they complete each piece, so they didn’t have to go back and remember how they created it months later.

The QR code squares are in blue

Interactive Art Show

So this is the process for creating QR codes…

Record audio

Save audio

Click on the QR code link to generate a QR code.

Copy and paste the code onto a word document, then add the name of the student at the bottom. ( you may want to resize them) The reason I put them in a word document is to label them when you are doing a large amount. When QR codes are printed they look exactly the same.

Print them.

I print a class at a time, and I am sure to list the order of the recordings somewhere, or add the names & class at the bottom of each QR code.

You can also teach students how to do this in the computer lab or on laptops.

Before the show– I sent home a flyer explaining the show to parents, and asking them to download a QR code reader like iNiGMA. I also had ipads available for checkout.

Also, remind them to bring earbuds.

Hope this helps! Much success!



2 Responses to “Interactive Art Show With QR Codes”

  1. Shannon Parker April 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    What an awesome event. I think adding QR Codes to displays of student work is a great idea for any content area!

  2. Patricia J. Brown- MsEdtechie April 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    Reblogged this on msedtechie.

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