Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Technology Blog Hop

Spring into Technology with Classroom Freebies!
Several phenomenal teachers, Technology Tailgate Coaches and bloggers are joining forces for an amazing classroom technology blog hop!  As you hop from blog to blog, you will visit some of your favorite blogs and discover a few new blogs too!  Each with a fabulous freebie just for you!

Thank you for hopping over!

This stop on the blog hop is a super easy and fun QR project that 3rd graders did. They are studying biographies right now, so every student is assigned a different person. To make the QR Codes, students used an audio recording website called Vocaroo. You don't need an account and it's free to use!

Each student came up with a "fun fact" about their person, and then used Vocaroo to record their fun fact. Then, they put their QR Codes on their lockers for other students to scan and learn about their person. 

On Vocaroo, you have many choices of what to do with your voice recording, such as just use the weblink, embed it, share it through a social network platform, download the file, or create the QR Code. 

Your freebie for stopping by is a quick start guide to Vocaroo for your students to use the website and make their own QR Code independently! Click here to get it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!  If you are new to my blog and liked what you see, don't forget to follow me!  The next stop on the path is  

In case you didn't start from the beginning, here is an ordered list of all participating blogs!

Kristin from iTeach 1:1
Heidi from Rakis Rad Resources
Leah from Learn With Leah
Amanda and Aylin from Learning to the Core
Kristen at Teacher Playground
Jen at Tech with Jen
Kay at A Little Tech
Melanie at I Luv Twek
Carrie and Caitlin at Table Talk with C & C
Lauren at iWonder

A special thank you to Jen at Tech with Jen for designing the blog hop button!
Interested in joining our next blog hop?  Join here


  1. I found your blog from the blog hop. This is a great idea! I'm going to have my kids do this for their research projects! I'm a new follower.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  2. Hi Lauren! Thought I would come stop by on the blog hop! I love this idea of how you incorporated the VACROO recording with your biography project! And what a great way to display some facts about each person on the student's lockers! We have a biography unit coming up...We will definitely have to add this component!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Table Talk with C & C

  3. Hi Lauren,
    Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to do these with my kiddos! :)

    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

  4. This is a great idea. I've just come across your blog through the blog hop and am now a follower :)

    Thanks for this!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  5. Hi. I found you via the blog hop and I'm pinning your activity. Very cool! I'm Brandee, your newest follower. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  6. Hi Lauren,
    Thank you so much for sharing this resource- Vocaroo sounds so great! We've been using QR codes for a few months now in our classroom and I'm thinking using Vocaroo to have my students create their own will be the perfect next step!
    Learning to the Core

  7. Great post! I'm confused by your Google doc directions, though. When it says to click on the QR Code, where is it taking them? I thought maybe Vocaroo made the code, too, but I don't see that option.

    Please help!

    Thanks and I love your blog!