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5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In 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. But regardless of polarized views on the technology, there are some teachers using QR codes in education in some very inventive and exciting ways. 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.

QR Codes – Lesson and Resources | Digital Learning World In response to recent interest in Quick Response codes I have created some lesson resources to introduce students to QR codes and provide them with some practical experience. The lesson also introduces students to blogging (Digital Learning World) and URL shortening (Bit.Ly and Goo.gl). Students are also encouraged to collaborate by recording their findings in a shared Google document. These resources are intended for Secondary students from Year 7 upwards. For further information please read the Lesson Outline: ICT Lesson – Introduction to QR Codes The Powerpoint lesson slides: Introduction to QR Codes – Powerpoint Slides Link to Google Document for students to log their results/progress (please take a copy and use this on your own Google Account – don’t forget to share it). Quick Response Codes – Lesson Progress Example QR Codes for use in the lesson: QR Code List QR Code examples for students (please feel free to use your own): QR Code Example Sheet 1 QR Code Example Sheet 2 Quickmark.msi

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. I was thinking I can make some sort of visual that would make a nice info poster for any subject… which is when I thought it would be fun to make samples. 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.

Make your own QR Code Scavenger Hunt! Today was the first day of school. Ever. It was pretty epic. Since the students didn’t know where things were located in the building yet, I thought we would have some fun locating them with a QR code scavenger hunt. It was SO easy to do, I thought I would share the process here. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. *Below is my example of the QR code and website they were connected to. This was a really easy activity to prepare for from a teacher perspective. We used this hunt as a way for students to familiarize themselves with the layout of the new school but it would also be a great activity for a math scavenger hunt “Find an item that represents three times four”, or colors in art “This is the color you get when you mix yellow and blue”, or literature “find an object that represents this character in our novel”.

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. I first became aware of them through Scan, as well as discussion on OZTL net. 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 Library orientation and QR codes Creating the QR code QR code being used by student with iPad

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. 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? QR Codes in the Teaching with QR MacBook QRGen iPad

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.

Google URL Shortener Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people more easily share links and measure traffic online. Since then, many popular URL shortening services have emerged and the ways people find content on the Internet have also changed dramatically, from primarily desktop webpages to apps, mobile devices, home assistants, and more. To refocus our efforts, we're turning down support for goo.gl over the coming weeks and replacing it with Firebase Dynamic Links (FDL). FDLs are smart URLs that allow you to send existing and potential users to any location within an iOS, Android or web app. For consumers Starting April 13, 2018, anonymous users and users who have never created short links before today will not be able to create new short links via the goo.gl console. After March 30, 2019, all links will continue to redirect to the intended destination. For developers

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. It was first used in the automotive industry to track parts but of late QR codes have begun to be used in restaurants, stores, schools, and more. These codes can contain additional information that can supplement text and lessons. 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. Will QR Codes Revolutionize Education?

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. 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. Award prizes by having students scan a code leading to an animation or badge. 6. Put codes in different areas of the room that will take students to different online activities, videos or content. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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