QR CODE 101. How those weird, square codes can be used in the classroom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGYqxVrJN-s. QR CODE 101. Watch this short video explaining what a QR code is Think about how they might be used for education… http:// www.commoncraft.com/video/qr-codes. QR CODE 101.
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QR CODE 101 How those weird, square codes can be used in the classroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGYqxVrJN-s
QR CODE 101 • Watch this short video explaining what a QR code is • Think about how they might be used for education… • http://www.commoncraft.com/video/qr-codes
QR CODE 101 How do QR Codes Work? • QR codes are popular because of their ability to quickly read and hold large quantities of information. • Scan using your camera equipped device • QR code processing app • Just a quick scan and the information is on your device!
QR CODE 101 i-nigma is my favorite Download the QR reader from your smart phone App store Android: try Bar Code Scanner App Desktop computer: try Qreader through Google Chrome (no camera needed), or Adobe air QR Code reader if you have a web cam
QR CODE 101 Devices…
QR CODE 101 Benefits of using QR Codes • Instant access to your webpage • Instant tutorials for homework help! • Students become self-directed learners at QR centers • Gets kids up and moving • Saves paper • Can be adapted to any age or content area! • Encourages communication, collaboration & critical thinking • No more writing down long URL addresses for students! • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSA3YsBy_pU
QR CODE 101 What kinds of information can be linked to a QR Code? • Anyone with a smartphone, iPod, tablet device, or webcam can scan QR codes. • It will usually connect you to a web page • Other types of information include: an email, photograph, document, folder/file, or text • Once the code is scanned and processed, it takes you directly to the URL on your device, or shows you whatever else was encoded in the QR code • Let’s see what types of information can be used with QR codes in schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayW032sKtj8`
QR CODE 101 How have I used QR codes? • QR code Bookmarks with book trailers • QR codes attached in books with book recommends • Interactive Bulletin boards • Library scavenger hunts • Non-fiction QR code field trips • http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/
QR CODE 101 QR Code Callouts
QR CODE 101 How can you use QR codes for communication? • Back to school night/ syllabus • Business cards • Hang outside classrooms/school • Link to your email for response • Link to survey for input • Link to drop-box • Link to text book/homework help • Link to weekly assignments • Link to test study guides • Link to an audio of the lecture/lesson • Link to newsletter • http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/937420828163318143/lib/937420828163318143/July_25.pdf?9374Nav=|&NodeID=9258
QR CODE 101 How can you use QR codes to display student learning? • Connect to on-line portfolio • Connect to on-line assessments • Connect to student made digital presentations • Connect to recordings of student performances or readings • Link to Blog/writing prompt
QR CODE 101 How can you use QR codes to promote collaborative learning? • QR Code Centers • Group projects • Connect to Google Doc.
QR CODE 101 How can you use QR codes for interactive bulletin boards? • About the artist/author • Extend to the outside world • Students create their own links! • Attach QR codes to physical models
QR CODE 101 QR codes & literacy • Link to Newspaper Articles • Use QR codes for online citations • Stop & check comprehension points in book • Link to online comprehension questions, websites, or online related games for home reading • Link to online journal articles & assessment • Easy to differentiate the texts • http://www.schooltube.com/video/9e8f25f9f3418ac093ae/
QR CODE 101 QR codes extend the walls of the classroom! • Virtual field trips • Museum links • Connect to web quests • Connect to videos • Easily share relevant websites • Link to Google Maps • Link to authors, artists, & other professional pages
QR CODE 101 QR codes get kids moving! • Scavenger hunts • Post QR codes around the school • Use the library!
QR CODE 101 Where can you find QR Codes • Don’t reinvent the wheel • Many great educational QR Codes available on-line • http://yourgreenclassroom.blogspot.com/2012/02/qr-codes-and-bottle-cap-fun.html • Treasure hunt generator • http://www.classtools.net/QR/index.php
QR CODE 101 How can you make your own QR codes? • Making QR codes is EASY!!! • QR Droid ( http://qrdroid.com/generate ) • Kaywa (http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ ) • create QR codes by simply entering the URL of the page for which I want a QR code generated. • Qurify (http://www.qurify.com/en/ ) • Create QR code to link to text • Save the QR code as a picture • Students can easily create their own!
QR CODE 101 Using QR Codes with Students • Decide on your device *Ipods/ipads, tablests, students own device, desktop • Find or create some QR codes to use with your lesson • Download a QR reader onto the device • Teach students what a QR code is & how use the reader • Teach students how to make their own! The possibilities are endless…
QR CODE 101 QR Code tips & tricks • Eliminate glare • Watch for shadows • PCs are typically slower than mobile devices • On mobile device you may need to click "view the regular version of this website" link • QR code must be flat • Leave white space around code • Use Google's URL shortening service to shorten a URL to create a lower density code. • Easier to read & you can track usage • Always test you links!!!
QR CODE 101 What are some reasons to use QR Codes in the Classroom? • Helps students access information • Allows you the ability to showcase student work • Great way to share information like websites & contact information with students, and parents • QR Codes are cool & engaging! • http://www.schooltube.com/video/d527310f6ef34bcd925f/