My partner and I have "displayed" the recordings in many different ways over the years. This year's audio QR codes were an absolute hit with both parents and students. It was like our own little living-museum among a sea of poster boards.
Here's how we did it:
- Students used the iTalk app to record their stories and uploaded them to a shared Dropbox folder.
- The .aiff files were converted to .mp3s in iTunes.
- A Dropbox link for each student's file was placed in a Google spreadsheet template to create QR codes (thank you, Tammy Worcester).
- QR codes were resized, printed, and placed next to a picture of the student along with a self-created bio.
- family vacations to the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and Kenya (to name a few).
- a grandma who went to middle school with Michael Jackson.
- a mischievous brother's hijinks involving diaper rash medicine and baby powder.
- memories of important historic events (a relative involved with the Underground Railroad, memories of the Mt. St. Helen's eruption)
- stories about how parents and grandparents immigrated to the United States.
- favorite holiday traditions, such as making tamales or attending attending special church services.