QR Codes – What are they and how can I use them in my classroom? A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data*. Like me, you may have seen these codes in newspapers and magazines, on promotional material, in the corner of posters and wondered what they were all about. A square that consists of black and white squares that looks like an out of focus pixilated image? First, watch this short, fun video from a primary class in Queensland to get an idea of how QR Codes are being used in the classroom, and then keep reading. QR Codes can provide an alternative access format for students who need additional support in reading and writing. The way QR Codes can be used in the classroom is only limited by our own and our students’ imagination. More ideas? Teaching with QR MacBook QRGen
QR codes and iPads in the library You may have noticed some squiggly black and white squares when you open your newspaper or walk past an advertising hoarding. They’re turning up on T-shirts, mugs, business cards and shop windows with increasing frequency. These squares are called quick response (QR) codes, and they have a range of uses in the library. A QR code is a type of square barcode which allows you to encode information such as text, a URL or an audio file. iPads trial Our school, Pacific Lutheran College, is a Foundation to Year 12 school of approximately 800 students on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The other set of devices was available for booking by other classes and, importantly, was distributed to staff over the Christmas holidays so that they could have time to play with them and become aware of their possibilities. iPads in the library In order to ensure that we were leading the way forward in ICT use in the school, I decided to investigate ways in which the library could incorporate iPads in our program.
Intégration des immigrants - La bibliothèque pour rompre l’isolement Outre le déclin du français à Montréal, les données du recensement a révélé cette semaine que les allophones étaient de plus en plus présents en banlieue. Mais comment intégrer les familles immigrantes dans un milieu aussi propice à l’isolement ? La solution passe notamment par les bibliothèques. Selon la chercheuse Annick Germain de l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), les bibliothèques jouent un rôle « central » dont on ne mesure pas assez l’importance. « Dans l’enquête qu’on fait en ce moment, c’est clair que les bibliothèques sont de plus en plus fréquentées par les familles immigrantes, explique la directrice du centre de recherche Immigration et métropoles. À Toronto et à Vancouver, ils ont compris que les bibliothèques sont des institutions tout à fait importantes du point de vue de l’intégration, y compris linguistique. » L’équipe de Mme Germain mène des recherches sur les lieux de « cohabitation interethnique ». La juridiction municipale M.
Online Qr Lab - QR Codes In Schools QR codes refer to a special type of bar code that can contain a lot of information. This type of code includes many black and white squares arranged into a single square on a white background. This code can contain several different types of data. One particular advantage to using QR codes in schools is the possibility for better student and faculty interaction. Besides providing additional study information these codes can be used to direct students to web pages providing information on school policy, videos, school web pages and more. QR codes may also be utilized by parents to keep track of their students’ progress. These codes can also be utilized by clubs, sports teams and other organizations within the school. QR codes are quick and easy to create using online resources and web pages. QR codes can be placed anywhere within the school. Find out more information about QR codes by visiting the following websites: Will QR Codes Revolutionize Education?
5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education QR codes… Disposable fad? Or useful technology? Opinions on whether QR codes are of real value is a hotly debated topic. QR codes have been in use since 1994 when they were created to track vehicles during manufacturing. Book Reviews One of the best ideas I have heard for using QR codes is in the school library. Taking this concept a step further, try getting students to create their own book reviews or trailers. QR Code Orienteering Now this one does require a reasonable amount of planning and work, but it is sure to pay off, in both student engagement and fun. Create an orienteering course where each checkpoint is a QR code. There are tools available for creating a QR treasure hunt, but it is quite simple to put together yourself. Multimedia Content A popular use for QR codes in education is to add multimedia content to hard copy pages. If you would like to print a full size copy of the poster, visit the original link on Flickr, courtesy of Periodic Videos. QR Codes On School Equipment
Après les code QR, les SnapTags | Marketing Qc Les SnapTags relégueront-ils les codes QR aux oubliettes? C’est en tout cas vers eux que le magazine LOULOU s’est tourné dans son édition de mai-juin, présentement en kiosque. Développés par la firme américaine SpyderLynk, les SnapTags fonctionnent comme un code QR, sauf qu’au lieu de carrés noirs sur fond blanc, ils sont constitués d’un anneau entourant un logo. C’est la disposition des points sur l’anneau qui varie et contient toute l’information. Cinq annonceurs ont acheté ce format dans le dernier LOULOU : Smart Set, Puma, Sears, Kotex et Tri-Cyclen Lo. «Comme nos lectrices, nous aimons être au-devant des tendances, c’est pourquoi nous voulions être les premiers au pays à offrir cette technologie», dit Jeff Barlow, directeur principal, Innovation et solutions de marketing aux Éditions Rogers limitée. Pour annoncer cette nouveauté à ses lectrices, le magazine a lancé un concours. En lisant celui de Puma, par exemple, on aboutit à un aperçu exclusif de la collection automne-hiver.
Why You Should Start Using QR Codes In Your Classroom I’ll admit QR codes were a bit of a mystery to me until recently. I’ve seen the funny little codes in magazines and advertisements, and I understood that if you had an app on your phone you could scan them and get…somewhere. Beyond that I didn’t give them much thought. However, it seems I’ve been reading about them everywhere recently and they really can have some practical uses – even in the classroom . Getting Started The first thing I did was get a free QR reader app for my iPhone – I got one called Qrafter . You don’t need an app or a mobile device to generate codes – you can make them for free online at many sites. Then I decided that since those apps were free (and easy), I’d put them on my middle school students’ iPads – also easy. How Students Used QR Codes The first thing they did was use the reader on my code I’d put by the door. They had posted these short films on their blogs. Why Should You Try This?
QR Codes in the Classroom Mobile Learning | Q&A QR Codes in the Classroom Wyoming science teacher London Jenks not only allows mobile technologies in his classroom, but he's also learned how to maximize them as educational tools, tapping the devices for assessments, research, and even student scavenger hunts using QR codes. By Bridget McCrea08/31/11 At a time when schools are banishing student-owned mobile devices from their classrooms--or, at least making sure the disruptive laptops, tablets, and phones are powered down class begins--London Jenks is taking a decidedly different tack. A science teacher at Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis, WY, Jenks welcomes iPhone- and Android-toting students into his classes. A Google-certified educator who teaches earth science, physics, chemistry, and astronomy, Jenks explainedhis reasons for letting down the walls that so many other instructors have erected during this "mobile" age and told us how the strategy has helped him be more effective as a teacher.
The growth of mobile commerce: infographic Thanks to the iPhone and the popularity of smartphones, we've seen rapid growth of mobile commerce over the last couple of years, something we've covered in detail on this blog. According to IMRG stats, 7.7% of visits to UK e-commerce sites came from mobiles in 2011, accounting for 3.3% of all purchases. This may seem low, but though most have seen the light, not every retailer has launched a mobile site or app. For example, 18% of Ocado's sales came via mobile last year, while Dominos made £10m via mobile last year, and £1m in just one week early in 2012. This infographic from IMRG and eDigital Research contains some great stats on m-commerce growth from 2009 to 2012... Click image for a larger version:
Using QR codes to create educational posters | Teacher Tech I have been pondering how to use QR codes in the classroom. My favorite use being to tape QR codes into old textbooks to make them relevant. The code pictured below goes to a YouTube video with directions on how to do those math problems. Note: I used a super sticky post it label so I wouldn’t damage my book and then taped the QR code on top of that. While brainstorming ways QR codes can be used in the classroom I started making posters. Here is one for an English class, keep in mind these are just samples made by a math teacher Here is one I made for a historical timeline The timeline took me significantly longer than I anticipated, but it did get me to thinking that both of these would make great student projects! To create them I used Google Drawings. Update: I have created a website to organize all my QR code samples.
Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes Updated 01/2014 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 QR stands for Quick Response. 1. Have students use QR to create resumes that link to other content such as their professional website or portfolio. 2. You can create QR for linking students to examples of quality work, whether it's PowerPoint or slideshare for a class presentation, or people speaking a foreign language specific to your current lesson. 3. Integrate QR with a PBL or Service Learning project where students can create the codes that will link to the content they create. 4. Save a few trees! 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
» Internet de séjour: «Bonjour, que nous suggérez-vous aujourd’hui?» Dans notre contexte économique mondial de développement accéléré du tourisme international, alors que l’OMT annonce 1000 milliards de dollars de recettes en 2011, deux notions économiques prégnantes dans le tourisme peuvent désormais être lues différemment: la première est celle du cycle du voyageur, la deuxième concerne le marketing de l’offre et de la demande. La raison de ce changement de paradigme en revient à l’Internet de séjour. La première édition des Franco-québécoises du e-tourisme s’est tenue à Montréal les 20 et 21 juin dernier. Une vingtaine de participants se sont réunis et ont ensuite présenté les fruits de leurs réflexions auprès d’intervenants de l’industrie touristique. Un voyageur nimbé d’une aura numérique L’avant, le pendant et l’après séjour ont prévalu dans le séquençage des informations demandées par les touristes ou adressées par les organisations de destination. Un voyageur sélectif et contributeur Un voyageur qui a droit au repos Sources:
QR Codes in the school library by Kathy G This post looks at quick response (QR) codes – what they are, how they work, and how you can use them in your school library to excite and encourage your students. What is a QR code? A quick response code is a barcode readable by smart phones and mobile devices with cameras. link to websites or specific URLs;activate a number of phone functions including email, and text messaging; connect the mobile device to a web browser. A QR code placed on a book cover in the library, for example, could link to a video clip of the author reading their book, or to a website with reviews of the book – or to whatever the person who generated the code has decided would be a relevant link. QR Codes are everywhere, originally developed in Japan in the mid-nineties as a means to track parts in vehicle manufacturing. How to read and create QR Codes You need: Getting a QR code reader app Many of the newer smart phones have a QR code reader app installed. QR code generator sites QR codes, just another fad?