Search for "qr" A number of years ago I blogged about some of my early uses of QR Codes within the Physical Education classroom, one of which included the blog post entitled ‘Learning the Skeleton with QR Codes“. Since this post, QR Codes have gone on to become useful additions to a wide variety of situations within our school environment. They really are quite powerful. Now, If your new to QR Codes then I highly recommend that you check out the superb video by Commoncraft, who simply have a knack for explaining technology in the simplest of ways.
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Ways to use QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom and Using Google Docs to Create Them “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. Pixel Press Floors - Pixel Press > Pixel Press Floors app – You’ll need an iPad to “Create-from-Paper” and play – and you can create directly in the app just like you would on paper using touch or a stylus with our “Draw-In-App” tools. > Paper, Pencil & our Sketch Guide (optional) – Print the free Sketch Guide at home (visit projectpixelpress.com to download the PDF) and take a picture of what you create with your iPad’s camera. The glyphs you draw (for example an “x” is a spike and a “+” is a coin) are transformed into gameplay objects. From there you can apply a design to the element, test it, and play it. It’s that simple, and once you learn the glyphs, you’ll be creating like a pro. Full instructions on how to create can be found in our Sketch Guide and How-to Videos at projectpixelpress.com. iOS 7.0+
Learning the Skeleton with QR codes Today in my junior Physical Education class we started our work on learning the human skeleton, which includes being able to identify the major bones. Now this time last year I introduced the students to ‘Harold’ the model skeleton, so this year I did the same thing, however one thing was very different…. Harold had undertaken a little update and his bones had been affixed with QR codes that when scanned would reveal the name of the underlying bone. Once the activity had been explained the students set about scanning and revealing, scanning and revealing, scanning and revealing until they could identify the 20 key bones in the human skeleton via scientific name. The next step was to play ‘Skeletal Bingo’ which the kids ran for each other. Basically the kids write down in a 4X4 grid 16 different bone names.
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» Query a Google Spreadsheet like a Database with Google Visualization API Query Language ACRL TechConnect Blog Libraries make much use of spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are easy to create, and most library staff are familiar with how to use them. But they can quickly get unwieldy as more and more data are entered. The more rows and columns a spreadsheet has, the more difficult it is to browse and quickly identify specific information. Creating a searchable web application with a database at the back-end is a good solution since it will let users to quickly perform a custom search and filter out unnecessary information. But due to the staff time and expertise it requires, creating a full-fledged searchable web database application is not always a feasible option at many libraries.