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Quick Response codes, popularly known as QR codes, are popping up everywhere from the center of Iron Man’s suit to bottles of wine. Basically a barcode, when scanned, QR codes link to something on the web, from ads to videos and music to surveys. Despite the fact that many young people currently say they’re not likely to scan the codes , colleges are slowly pressing ahead with bringing the tech to their campuses in the hopes of bringing students around. Here are 18 cool ways QR codes are taking root in higher education. Orientation : Washington and Lee University took the words right out of student employees’ mouths.
Click Here to access my template. You will need to make a copy of the spreadsheet to your Google account. This will create random bingo boards that will tweet out the question when scanned with a QR code reader. Have students then append something to the tweet. I used it by having participants at a conference submit a one sentence fact about themselves. As an ice breaker they went around and tried to find who the person was who fit that fact.
As mobile learning and technology is more readily integrated within classroom settings, QR codes can be used as an interesting method to capture a student's attention and make lesson material more interactive. Quick response codes, also known as 'QR' codes, are simple, scannable images that are a form of barcode. By scanning a QR code image through a mobile device, information can be accessed including text, links, bookmarks and email addresses. In the classroom, QR codes can be used in a variety of ways -- from conducting treasure hunts to creating modern CVs.