Last year, if you remember, I wrote about a great tool and example of how QR codes are being used in science education . The QR coded audio Periodic Table of Elements (as seen below) has QR codes for each of the elements in the periodic table. If you click on the image, then you can get to the high resolution full-sized version and scan some of the QR codes.
Media specialists have been using bar code readers for years. Now, it seems that everyone is using QR (quick read) codes and cell phones to read them. Wouldn't it be cool if you could have kids read a book and create a QR code with their opinion that could be attached to the cover. Making your own QR (quick read) code is easy Go to http://goqr.me/ or http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ and link it to a site, text, or your contact information.
Whoever said that iPads or tablets would be the game-changers this school year obviously overlooked a trend that has been crossing my social media streams, art museum exhibits (1) , food and products. It seems that no matter where I look I see QR codes being used. I even bought a banana a few weeks ago that had a QR code on the sticker that pointed to the farm where it was grown! So what is a QR code? It's short for "Quick Response" and it is (usually) in the shape of a square. It looks like a bar code with black splotches instead of lines.
As mobile learning becomes more and more prevalent, we must find effective ways to leverage mobile tools in the classroom. As always, the tool must fit the need. Mobile learning can create both the tool and the need. With safe and specific structures, mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. Using QR codes for instruction is one example of this. A Quick Tutorial
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