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QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide

QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide
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. QR Codes are barcodes of information that hardlink the physical world with the online world. They are considered a form of simple augmented reality. QR Codes in the Classroom For the classroom teacher, they are valuable for three reasons: They can save us time.They can save paper.They provide a link to mobile devices that help students do their homework and follow along. This Post. Preparing the Teacher to Use QR Codes The first step of a teaching journey is to embark on learning it yourself. Step 1 Get Your Mobile Device Ready: Download a Free QR Code Reader Step 2: Get Your Computer Ready. You are ready. Common QR Code Problems Readers

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7 Tech Tools for Collaboration Remember when collaborating with your colleagues was limited to early morning meetings or an epically long professional day? Now technology has given us the power to connect on our own time, in dynamic new ways and with teacher friends from around the world. Here are some of our favorite tools for learning from one another, sharing best practices and growing as an educator along the way. 1. Twitter: If Facebook is for connecting with the friends you have in real life, Twitter is for connecting with the friends you wish you had. 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. Below is a number of articles, tutorials and lesson plans designed to help educators. Articles and tips

Product review: Roxio Toast 11 Titanium 6/6/2011 By: by Carol S. Holzberg Christmas Greetings Exchange Project This project is for everyone. Teachers, classrooms and families in the #ccGlobal community. Create a Christmas greeting however you want to do it, e.g. animoto, glogster etcOnce the message is created, embed the URL for the message behind a QR Code. You can create a QR code here: are some examples of a Christmas story created in Animoto (by Liam’s son Calem as a grade 3 student) embedded in a QR code to give an idea of colourful QR codes. These can be seen on the Photos page of the Ning. Post a physical Christmas card to other #ccGlobal schools/folk participating and spread the goodwill this festive season.Follow the great discussion with more detailed instructions about it in the Ning here.Join the project by filling out some details in this Google Form: #ccGlobal members can be found in this Google Doc: is the list of folk to post the card with the included QR code.

QR Codes In Education? Well I’ve just arrived home from an excellent holiday to Surfers Paradise Australia were I certainly let my hair down after an extremely busy first year of teaching in 2008. I think it was a really positive thing to have two weeks were I honestly forgot I was a teacher, it dawned on me as the plane landed back in Melbourne that I had some serious work to do to get prepared for the 2009 school year. Anyway while I was up in the super busy place of Surfer’s Paradise with its incredible amount of advertising, I kept running into QR (Quick Response) codes. So whats a QR code?

Using Gallery Walks for Revision and Reflection by Charity Allen and John Larmer One of the Eight Essential Elements of Project Based Learning is Revision and Reflection. This important element enables learners to improve their work through the use of feedback from multiple sources – peers, teacher, and expert. However, giving and receiving feedback from others can be tricky. It can take time, and the giver might not know how to frame his or her feedback, both in terms of content and tone. The receiver might take critical feedback personally, or be misled by feedback that is off-target in some way.

Ways to Use QR Codes for Education QR codes are easy to produce and fun to make, and they'll keep every kid's attention. These pixelated bar codes are digital magic for busy teachers! Use them for everything from running scavenger hunts to polling students. Read on for more ways to use the codes in your classroom, or see my post "QR Codes in the Classroom" to start making and scanning your own codes now. 1. Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff – TechLearning.com Imagine the idea of integrating talking avatars to engage kids... in fact how let's explore 20 ways to make it happen. The free website Voki has an educational area emphasizing talking avatars , and how teachers can use avatars to deliver standards. Also, take a moment and visit my 21centuryedtech Blog filled with articles on digital education, PBL, 21st century learning, and STEM education. When you visit subscribe by RSS or email and remember to follow me on twitter (mjgormans). Now, let’s get talking about avatars, or better yet, get the avatars talking!

QR Codes Go to School From student displays to scavenger hunts, QR codes give class activities a 21st-century twist From magazines to signs at the local supermarket checkout line, QR codes, those little square boxes of dotted patterns, are everywhere these days. But what purpose do they serve? And what can you do with them in your school? Quick Response or 2D codes aren’t new technology. QR Codes in Education: A Burgeoning Narrative Since I last published thoughts on how QR Codes could be used for learning in a short audioBoo (click the link or scan the QR Code on the right), there has continued to be a growing and significant buzz about QR Codes on Twitter and in the blogosphere. A narrative is developing as ideas, experiences and best practices are shared and discussed. The ball got rolling at TeachMeetX where Julian S. Wood delivered a thoroughly engaging presentation on storytelling and QR Codes. I couldn’t be there in person but was fortunate to catch most of what Julian had to say via UStream. What struck me during the presentation was not the quality of the tech but the pedagogical principles that underpinned the activities putting the technology where it belongs: at the heart of making the learning happen but not directing it.

How To Use Google Drive and Evernote To Create Digital Portfolios The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec & Beth Holland from EdTechTeacher. You can hear them both present at the April 10-12 EdTechTeacher iPad Summit in Atlanta! As iPads proliferate in schools around the world, and students as well as teachers create more and more content, questions about what to do with all of those learning objects have arisen. In other words, how can we curate this content into portfolios for assessment as well as reflection. Portfolio Curation with Google Drive Source: The Verge

Sharing Kindergarten: QR Codes in the Classroom Little learners are AMAZING at using technology to LEARN. Sometimes WE as teachers are the ones who limit them. One of my passions is using technology in the classroom to LEARN... not to just use technology. "Real education is [not] looking up factoids about the world." I haven't updated this blog for a while. And there is a reason. It seems the internet more and more is becoming a echo chamber, everything that is said by let's say an authority, then is criticized or commented internet-wide. UK Homeless Charity Benefits From QR Codes Leeds-based creative agency Propaganda helped homeless charity Simon on the Streets this Christmas, launching a very interesting QR code campaign to help raise funds for those sleeping rough on the streets of Yorkshire in the UK. Rather than sending Christmas gifts to its clients, the agency laid out QR codes printed on cardboard and positioned them amongst blankets and belongings, to replicate the outdoor dwellings of homeless people. The installations were situated around Leeds city centre, and once scanned by a smartphone or tablet QR code reader, the user was taken to a JustGiving page to donate money directly to the charity.

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