Using QR Codes and Mobile Phones for Learning Thomas McNeal Mark van ’t Hooft 2010 eTech Ohio Conference Columbus, Ohio Cell Phones
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Mark van ’t Hooft
2010 eTech Ohio Conference
Today phones are used for almost everything. Whether they are or not, people are using them like computers. They are no longer just for calling but also for surfing the internet, navigation, taking pictures, shooting video, playing games, sending text messages, checking emails and many other activities.
The Geo-Historian Project utilizes wireless technology to link classrooms with local historical landmarks. Using cell phones, students can become video historians, creating a living history of real people and real places shared via wireless devices.The Geo-Historian Project
The GeoHistorian project was created to:
We have not had the opportunity yet to implement the GeoHistorian project with students, but we will soon. In order to try out our ideas we created a learning activity using cell phones, QR codes, and digital content of the World War II Memorial in Washington DC (2009 NECC Conference).
Here is an example of a QR Code. It looks like a checker board with white and black squares. This code can be placed on a variety of surfaces such as paper and textile, and embedded in digital sources such as websites or video clips.
Users can create codes for video clips, sound clips, websites and just text.
Here are some examples
For our project we have been using Wirenode, which makes it easy to create rich mobile pages and mobile websites with minimal effort.
Mobile websites creator - Wirenode
Mark van ‘t Hooft