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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

QR Code Easter Egg Hunt photo © 2008 Mallory Odam | more info (via: Wylio)This week I created a QR code Easter Egg Hunt for my sixth grade students. I wanted to share this early enough for others to have time to do something similar if they wanted even though the students will not come in for a few more days. This activity could be adapted for any subject but we are doing the activity in English/Language Arts. The specific concepts that the teachers wanted included were hyperbole, idioms, main idea, denotation, connotation and some of the prefixes and roots that were recently covered. With state testing coming up I'm sure you could convince at least one teacher to do something like this for a review activity. Once I had the concepts I set to work creating the activity. I would be happy to share the entire document but for the sake of space I'll give a few examples here. Scan the code and complete the hyperboles found on the page: My teacher is so old she _ _ _ _ _ _ cavemen to start a fire. (1st letter)

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

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. On the right is a basic QR code. 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. Further Reading

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

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