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What are QR codes? QR codes are quick response 2D bar codes. They hold a lot of information in one code, and can be scanned with a variety of devices such as Smartphones, iPod Touches, iPads, laptops with webcams, etc. When scanned they provide marketing information about products and companies, coupons, etc.
I gave a presentation/workshop at the ICT in Education Conference in LIT Tipperary in Thurles yesterday on the topic of QR Codes in the classroom. The aim of the presentation/workshop was to show how easy it is to create QR Codes and how they can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. I demonstrated examples of doing an online spelling test using QR Codes, a matching vocabulary game (matching a flashcard with an explanation in a QR Code), a QR Code Maths Treasure Hunt, a QR Code Webquest, a QR Code Quiz, a story using talking QR Codes. I also showed how to put links to resources on QR Codes into QR Codes. The presentation I gave is embedded below from the Seomra Ranga Slideshare account.
“Traditional thinking is all about ‘what is’. Future thinking will also need to be about what ‘can be’” By Edward de Bono Quick Response codes also known as QR codes are similar to barcodes. When you scan QR codes using apps such as i-nigma , with your smartphone, ipad and computer (if you have a web camera) it links information to you.
Today I had my first proper play with QR Codes. If you are not familiar with them, they are basically weird looking ‘barcodesque’ things that can be scanned by a QR reader on a smart phone which will then take you automatically to a website address. The simplest free reader I have found is i-nigma . I started looking into QR codes after an inspiring teach meet presentation by Julian Wood .
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.
QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes. There is nothing fancy about them. Just like the grocery store clerk uses barcodes to look up the product and scan the price into the computer, your mobile device or computer can look up QR codes to: take you to a website, read some text, give you a phone number, or generate a text message.
If you haven’t noticed, there has been an influx of strange black-and-white codes showing up all over the place. Restaurants, stores, movie theaters, magazines, and even on the side of buildings! What are they?
(click above for more sizes & to download) It's been a while since I've added to my Comic Tutorial Collection - not surprising since September & October are always a busy time for teachers, right? But I was asked several times recently not WHAT WAS A QR CODE ...like my previous Comic Tutorial explained (below) ...but exactly HOW to CREATE A QR CODE ! So, here's a new comic tutorial that shows you how, in three easy steps, by copying & pasting a URL and using Bitly how to save that created QR CODE graphic (.PNG format) and using it in a document or graphic, it's easy! With the AMAZING BONUS feature of aggregated data on that code!