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Jeanna Cook Lamar High School Arkansas Tech University email@example.com QR Codes for the Classroom!
QR Codes = Quick Response Code
A QR Code is a two-dimensional bar code ormatrix created by a Japanese corporation in 1994. The "QR" is stands for "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents whether a url, document, video, or other items to be decoded at high speed. One QR code allows 4000 characters. Definition:
http://www.commoncraft.com/video/qr-codes (common craft link) QR Codes Explained by Common Craft on YouTube
QRset (in itunes) • Reader.kaywa.com (most highly recommended and trusted) • AT&T Code Scanner • Neoreader – Android and iphone 1st download a QR code reader app onto your picture phone; phone must have a camera and Internet access.
YOU ARE SEEING THEM EVERYWHERE RIGHT NOW FROM BILLBOARDS TO ALL TYPES OF ADS IN NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES AND ON BUSINESS FLYERS AND BUSINESS CARDS. SOON THEY WILL BE TEXTBOOKS. A giant QR Code on a billboard linking to a website, to be read with a mobile phone in Tokyo, Japan
The following posts have more ideas about using QR codes in schools: • Interactive Bulletin Boards • QR Codes in the Classroom • QRPedia - QR Codes for Wikipedia Entries • Assign QR Codes to Your Documents • Create a Mobile Language Lesson With QR Voice • Tom Barrett's Interesting Ways to Use QR Codes
How can we use QR Codes in education? • Homework Assignments – include on class notes • In library, tag shelves next to new books and scan for book trailers or author info; how to’s and where things are located; what is in the 800’s. • Club Announcements • Tag lessons with links for more information • Wall outside classrooms with teacher’s blog • Label science equipment to show videos on proper use • Scavenger hunts • See handouts for more ideas. Education
http://www.patrick-wied.at/static/qrgen/ • http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ • http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/ • http://delivr.com/qr-code-generator QR Code Generators
QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator http://www.classtools.net/QR/
5 Key Tips to QR Code Treasure Hunts 1. Make sure students are arranged into teams prior to the activity so that students without mobile devices are not disadvantaged. 2. Make it clear that the Treasure Hunt will feed directly into their assignment and thereby help them get a good mark. 3. Provide a mix of questions - some that test existing knowledge, some that require further research. 4. Keep a record of where you place each code to remove after the exercise has finished. 5. When you mark the completed sheets, award one point for each correctly copied question, and one mark for each correct answer, and declare the winning team on this basis.
How will I use with limited devices? Partner with students that have devices. iPad / iPod touch class sets coming? Share your device? Set up a viewing station:
1. Link the physical world with the virtual world. • 2. Support 21st Century Skills. • 3. Engaging tool to help students create and contribute content. • 4. Fun, easy way to deliver content. • 5. Extend learning and provide remediation and review. Why QR Codes Are Awesome…
https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzY1aHNkdzV4Y3I&hl=en_GB&authkey=COX05IsFhttps://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzY1aHNkdzV4Y3I&hl=en_GB&authkey=COX05IsF • http://socialme.wikispaces.com/QR • http://snap.vu/ • http://www.schrockguide.net/qr-codes-in-the-classroom.html • Many more out there… Google Ways to Use QR codes in Classrooms: