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44 Flares Twitter 5 Facebook 5 Google+ 31 LinkedIn 3 inShare3 44 Flares × You’re probably used to seeing one-dimensional, traditional bar codes printed on clothes or groceries. Today, Quick Response (or QR) codes are coming into fashion. These 2-dimensional codes consist of a collection of small blocks, similar to dots, instead of the iconic bars. Traditional bar code (1-D)
Five-Minute Film Festival: Learn to Use Web 2.0 Tools
While many of you may be heading for the beach this week, it won't be long before you're ready to start exploring some new tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators when you go back to school in the fall. This week we published a new video on Nicole Dalesio, a fifth-grade teacher who uses all kinds of free technology tools in her class to keep her kids engaged, and it inspired me to go hunt down the best tutorials for all these great, free Web 2.0 tools. Did I mention most of them are free? While screen-cast tutorials may not be the most edge-of-your-seat viewing, once you've got the basics, you can start digging in to the tool itself. And the best part is, learning to use these tools is as fun for you as it is for your students.
Tell a story with QR codes
In previous posts, I’ve described the basic elements of QR codes and some ways that QR codes can be used in education and in workplace training. Free QR code generators and readers abound and some general QR code tools can be found in this resource collection I created using Trailmeme. You can also find more guidance about using QR codes on this tip sheet created by the Webbmedia Group.
Utilising QR codes in learning
QR codes are being used more across the world and especially in learning. There is a great opportunity for students to create and use QR codes on the iPad to extend learning across a range of curriculum subjects and specifically for demonstrating understanding of their own work or extending their understanding of a topic. I particularly like the ideas in the following video which links the use of QR codes with digital storytelling to engage, inform and promote. Have a look at 'Sukiennice "Secrets Behind Paintings"' :
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“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 or scan with your smartphone, ipad and computer (if you have a web camera) it links information to you.
Evernote for Education
Android App: I use the desktop version at home and the office, the Android app on my HTC One smartphone, my tablets, web version on my Chromebook. The desktop version sync's all of the data to your computer (good for backup) and you can also export your notes in a variety of formats for backup.
How to Use QR Codes in Student Projects
Scannable bar codes may be just what you need to spark some student interest in your classroom - read on to learn how to use them to showcase your student work and give some life to your classroom's infographics. Last April ago I took a trip to Tokyo, Japan. One thing that really stood out to me there was the abundance of these scannable barcodes.
50 QR code resources for the classroom
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.
What do I think? Scan the QR code below and find out! If you don’t have a QR reader or know what one is, then just read on past the break to get my take on QR codes and education. I think it will be worth your while.
How to Download e-books from the Public Library on the iPad
By Emily | May 1, 2012 | 14 comments Have you checked out a book from your public library and read it on your iPad yet? You didn’t know you could do that? It’s possible for library patrons to borrow books from their public library, read them on the iPad’s gorgeous screen, all without leaving home or ever having to worry about an overdue library book. The majority of public libraries offer digital media to their patrons. As e-readers and tablets become more popular, it is likely that the amount of digital content available to readers will increase, as will public libraries’ commitment to invest in digital content.
QR Codes Improve Web Access
In the last week I have finally had the opportunity to use Quick Response (QR) codes in my classroom. I have found them simple, straightforward and very effective in improving access to digital resources. I have been thinking about ideas to use QR codes in the classroom for a long while and many colleagues have joined me in contributing to a shared “Interesting Ways” resource. It outlines many useful and innovative ways to utilise the QR codes in the classroom and around school.
Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom
What are QR codes ? According to Wikipedia, a QR code is " a specific matrix bar code ( or two-dimensional code ), readable by dedicated QR bar code readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL, or other data." Here are some video tutorials to help you understand it all : Video tutorial : Introduction to QR Codes Video Tutorial 2 : Why Use QR Codes Video Tutorial 3 : How to Use QR Codes
20 Search Tips for Google Masters
Let's say you're buying sandals for your cat (go with me, here). Naturally, you type "cat sandals" into Google and hit "I'm feeling lucky." Do you end up with feline footwear or a list of Sandals Resorts hotels that cater to kitties? OK, bad example. But you get the point. Smart Googling requires finesse, a keen eye, some Boolean tricks, and a bit of jena se qua we like to call Google-Fu.
QR Codes: In the Classroom
I’ve written previously about QR Codes, what they are, and how we might use them. I’ve met and chatted with Andy Ramsden of Bath University and seen how they have integrated them into the assignment and feedback process. I saw two links this morning on Twitter that sparked my interest again, both from @psychemedia which has made me realise that I need to brain-dump my thoughts on how these wonderful little codes can be utilised in the classroom. But first … I have found that there is something about the QR Code generation we ought to know about; this is Using a QR Code Generator (like qrcode.kaywa.com) means you can have the code store either a short URL or your contact details as text.