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Are you actively learning?

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Active learning: what is it, how is it different then learning, and why should we know about it?

I had read a blog post today about the use of QR codes within a classroom. Now you might be wondering, what this even has to do with my topic of active learning. Don't worry, I'll link them in a few moments. QR codes are a newer "app" that has found its way into many classrooms. If you have a device with a camera and a QR code reader app of some kind, the world has now just opened new doors for you to explore!  QR codes are a simple box of random blocks that when scanned direct you to a specific location like a website, a video, or some kind of document.

If you want to check out QR codes or even create one of your own, you can check them out here.

This particular post was how students could use the codes to be able to fill in the blanks of famous quotes during Black History month. The students had access to the iPad and were able to walk around the room with a partner to …