What a great way to make use of one device (or multiple) in the classroom! Use QR Codes and Google Forms to create a system for students to checkout and return classroom books. There is a link to a “clean” version of the form that the teacher used for this system at the bottom of the original blog post. Be sure to read through some of the comments for additional ideas others had since reading this post.
“All you need is an iPad or an iPhone for student use, a wi-fi connection, and access to Google Drive to implement systems like these. And don’t think you need to put QR codes on all of your classroom’s library books to make Dan’s system work in your classroom! Once Dan’s students click on the QR code, it takes them to a Google Drive where they fill out each book’s information. That is:
- their name
- the borrowing date
- the title of the book they’re borrowing
- the author’s last name
When they return the book they complete the same information, but include the date of return. How easy is that?”