Move over QR codes…

I am quite fond of tweeting and love to use QR codes, but was not aware until last week, that I could chirp too. Yes, thanks to one of my new teachers at Hill Country Middle School, I discovered the power of chirping. It is quite easy:

  • Step 1: Download the Chirp app on all devices you wish to communicate from and with.
  • Step 2: Decide which media you wish to chirp and share! You can share pictures from your camera and camera roll as well as notes and links!
  • Step 3: Be ready to be be amazed!


I can see this being a very useful tool for blasting out a message, task, or link to all students in a classroom. Consider giving a PDF a url or sharing an entire Dropbox folder of documents with one little chirp.
Or… let out a cheery chirp over the morning announcements and allow students to receive the unique link or message through the mobile devices… school wide!


Chirp sharing features highlighted in PolyFrame app

Don’t take my word for it… be blissfully amazed by the following video… Move over QR codes, there’s a new app in town… or in the cloud? How will you use Chirp?


  1. I want to know who this teacher was? Who got an app before techchef4u? We have some advanced teachers in Eanes so be ready to write more blog posts like this!

    • lisajohnson2007

      I know, I know. I was scooped. Her name is Emily Molina. She rocks – can’t wait to start working with her.

  2. Jeanne

    Super cool! I can’t wait to try it in a classroom. Loved the video chirping out the facebook page too. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Jennifer Auten

    I can’t wait to try this! It seems easier than QR code if you want all students to get the same info at the same time. I teach 2nd graders (and I’ll have some 1st this year as well) and they are not always good getting a QR code focused and steady. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sarah

    It worked!

  5. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing this, and for making the video! It worked for me! I found this link via Pinterest, and I’m glad I did – can’t wait to find a reason to use it in my classroom!

  6. Jo Crumbleholme

    Yes it worked! I like it

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