My first experience with QR codes and first graders was in December when my students tried out my QR code task cards for the digraph th.
Since it was our first experience with QR codes, I had my students sit down with me at the easel, which is also where I had taped the first QR card. (I had all 10 cards taped in different spots around the room.) I modeled how they need to scan the QR code. Once the code was scanned, we saw a picture.
I put my students into pairs. One had the iPad and was the "scanner," and the other was the "recorder," with the recording sheet and pencil. Once they had scanned 5 codes, they switched roles and materials. When they were all finished we went through the codes pictures together. (I have a reflector app on my iPad and computer so my kids can see what I scanned on my iPad via my projector.)
Needless to say, I decided that I needed to make more QR codes. We are starting to learn long vowels so I decided that was the best place to start! If you have never made QR codes linked to PDF files, let me tell you that although it's not hard, there are many little steps that can make it very tedious if you are making a lot of them! But nevertheless, I clicked my way through 55 QR codes for my newest product: QR Code Task Cards: Long Vowel Bundle