Grades

    Re: Listening Centers and QR Codes
    DonnaR/CA

    On 1/18/17, Kn Teacher wrote:
    > Hi. I am wanting to set up a listening center. I lost all
    > of my LC equipment in a recent flood, so I am starting
    > again, from scratch. What do you recommend? How is your
    > LC set up? What kind of equipment do you have? How do you
    > use QR codes in a LC? Thanks, in advance!

    I haven't used a listening center very much this year, but
    I had the recording equipment (CD/tape player), and 4 or 5
    headphones plugged into a junction box (which connected to
    the CD/tape player). Because I didn't have a spare table
    for the LC, I located it on the bottom of my stereo's cart
    and the kids just sat on the floor with the books. When
    they were done, they went back to their seat to complete
    the 2nd part, which was usually to draw a picture of their
    favorite part of the story.

    Our district purchased subscriptions to both RAZ-Kids
    (Reading A-Z) and Imagine Learning. So now, those two have
    taken their place in my language arts daily 5 rotation.
    Imagine Learning went where the LC was. RAZ-Kids is the
    electronics word work. (My rotations, usually 2-3/day,
    include small group instruction with me, seatwork, RAZ-
    Kids, paper word work, writing center, and Imagine
    Learning.)

    As for QR codes -- I use them for sight words. I found some
    Sight Word QR code packets on TPT, mounted them on
    construction paper, copied the paper lists, and now that is
    one of the paper Word Work Centers. My kids access the
    codes through old iPod Touches. If they finish a list, I
    give them a sticker. They get another sticker (or two) if
    they can read me the sight word list!

    I have not used QR codes for listening centers, so I can't
    help you there.

    Donna