Are you excited to start immersing your students in literature? Or do you need help making time for read alouds or setting up a listening center? My best selling Year’s Worth of Listening Centers bundle in my store is getting rave reviews from teachers just like you and me! It is saving teachers time, money, and energy. This post is to offer you a little more information about the most popular questions that I receive about this bundle. Here are the listening center frequently asked questions.
How exactly does this work?
You print the packs, download an QR code scanning app, scan the code, a video of the book appears, watch the video, and then complete the activity sheet.
How do the videos play? Are they linked to YouTube?
No, the videos are uploaded and saved in my Google Drive account. This way you can view or even download and save the videos for your own use. However, remember if you choose to save the videos, the qr code links won’t work.
Are the students able to read along with the videos?
The text is visible and can be read along with 90% of the books. However, there were some of my favorite books that I wanted to include that I couldn’t find good videos for. I hope to redo these videos very soon so that the words are visible for all of them.
Are these listening centers best for individual students or groups?
Whichever you prefer. I will say that younger students are fine to work with a partner or group of 3 with a regular sized iPad or laptop. Older students tend to be more engaged when working alone in this center.
What device do I need to use this bundle?
This bundle can be used by any smart phone, iPad or tablet, or even a laptop with a camera. Be sure to download an ad free QR code scanning app. This will prevent your students from being able to click on ads. My videos do not have ads. If you see them, you have an app that is not ad free. Want to use the codes with laptops or Chromebooks? Here it a website that you can use! All you have to do is allow access to the camera. https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/scan
Is there a sample and a book list that I can see?
Absolutely, just email me and I will be happy to send you a free sample and a complete book list!
Some of my links don’t work. Help!
Have you downloaded the current version? I updated all the codes this summer and now every single link works and will always work. There will be no broken links because the videos are saved to my Google Drive. This means that once you print, you won’t have to worry about ever having to reprint again due to broken links.
Can I laminate the QR code cards?
Yes, just remember though with classroom lighting, getting the codes to scan might mean holding the card at a different angle to avoid a glare.
What age is this bundle best for?
Pre-K and Kindergarten students will love watching the videos over and over again during a center rotation. However, they will not benefit from the activity sheets. Kindergarteners should, hopefully, be able to start using the activity sheets after Christmas. This pack was created for my first and second graders I taught. I also had success utilizing the bundle with my EIP 3rd grade students during intervention block.
I don’t have Wi-Fi at my school. Can I use this pack?
The only option that you have for using this bundle would be to save the videos to your device. This will work fine for viewing, reading, and completing the activity sheets. However, you will not be able to use the QR codes for scanning without Wi-Fi.
Due to county restrictions, will I be able to view the videos?
You should be able to now that everything is housed on my Google Drive account. However, I would encourage everyone to email me for a sample to try. I respect the teacher paycheck and would never want you to spend your hard earned money on a product that won’t work for you. Give it a try and see if you have to have it!
Do you have a question that wasn’t listed here? Just email me or comment below! I will be happy to answer all your questions before you buy. Ready to make your students HAPPY and save yourself TIME? Click here to purchase the bundle.