Pine Crest School


QR Codes

QR codes are great for providing explanations (among many other things). Use the i-nigma app to scan codes and to create them. Read lots more about QR codes and watch Tony's video.

Use on your PC to record your voice. Vocaroo saves the recording online and provides a QR code.

Here's how to use an iPad to record video and turn it into a QR code:

  1. Open the Google Drive app and sign in.
  2. Click the + button at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Click Upload Photos or Videos
  4. Click to select your video.
  5. Click the blue check button.
  6. Wait for the upload to complete.
  7. Go to on your laptop.
  8. Find your uploaded video in the list and click to select it.
  9. Click the Get Link icon in the toolbar near the top left of the page.
  10. Click Sharing Settings.
  11. Click Advanced.
  12. Click Change next to "Anyone at Pine Crest who has the link can view."
  13. Change to "Anyone with the link."
  14. Click Save.
  15. Copy the link that is displayed in the Sharing settings.
  16. Open your web browser and go to
  17. Click the URL tab and paste into the box.
  18. Now you have a QR code you can display or download and save!

You can give your classroom learning centers or stations a makeover with technology! The collection of activities teachers provide their students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet available. The graphic and video showcase some of the websites and apps that can help you set the course of the center, provide content, support creativity, and capture responses.

Click the graphic to view the PDF version with clickable links.


Tips & Ideas

Have students use AirDrop to send photos and videos from their iPads to your iPad. Students do this from inside the Photos app. With an image or video selected, AirDrop is available from the Share menu, and only works on iPad Air and newer.

Use Symbaloo or Blendspace to create one web page that has visual links to a collection of web pages and/or videos.

Chop up a YouTube video and turn it into an activity that's perfect for a station using EdPuzzle. You'll need to create your video assignments on a PC and students can view and respond using the EdPuzzle app (after using a Class Code to join). EdPuzzle has a great YouTube channel with helpful tutorials to get you started.

Unite for Literacy has simple picture books for students. They can read the words or click the button to have the words read to them in English (and other languages).

Storyline Online has videos of celebrities reading picture books.

Newsela, Wonderopolis, and PBS Learning Media are great places for students to experience nonfiction.

Looking for an app to provide content at a station? Don't waste your time searching the App Store. Instead, search through curated apps at

Want to copy app icons to paste into your task cards? You can copy or save any app icon from Just search for the app and you'll be able to save its icon.

Collect learning artifacts with Drop It To Me. It makes a webpage where students can upload to your Google Drive (and they don't need a password!). Read more.

Want to learn more about Google Forms? Click for Tony's tutorial or search YouTube for video tutorials.

Collect learning artifacts online using Seesaw. Set up your teacher account online.

Padlet is a free website where you can create a wall. You can open the wall up for others to post. Posts can have text and allow for uploads and links. On an iPad you can only upload photos and videos. Watch Tony's video for lots more about Padlet.

Suggested Padlet Wall Settings:

  • Log into
  • Click the Modify Wall button.
  • Under profile, give your wall a title and description.
  • Under Layout, change from Freeform to Stream or Grid.
  • Under Privacy, checkmark Moderate posts.
  • Under Address, give your wall an easy to type web address.
  • See the QR code under the Share menu.

Quick Tips:

Tony's Task Cards for Today

There are five task cards from today's workshop, including Retell the News, Your Sequel, and Picture This Each card helps you explore a creation app. You can download the cards as a Keynote file, PDF, or click an image below to see it full screen.