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QR Codes – Lesson and Resources

QR Codes – Lesson and Resources
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

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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. It consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern (matrix) on a white background.When you scan or read a QR code with your smart phone, it can: 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.

Interactive Whiteboard Resources: Literacy, Key Stage 1 - Topmarks Education Doorway First Sounds An interactive site which asks what the first sound is of various objects which can be selected first by teachers or parents. English Alphabet The site demonstrates letter formation of all the letters of the alphabet. Listen to their names and the sounds they make. Phonics Frog Word Dip This phonics resource supports the learning and teaching of blending and segmenting for spelling new alternative phoneme - grapheme correspondences in cvc words. Starfall - Learn to Read A good learning to read site. BBC Learning Zone Class Clips The Learning Zone from the BBC provides short videos on phonemes and alphabet. Channel Earth An activity which demonstrates alliterative sentences based round a single phoneme. Letter Planet Fill up the rocket with fuel by choosing the words that have 'sh', 'ch' or 'th' in them.

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)

Online Coloring for Kids | Free Interactive Coloring Pages of Animals 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

Safe Connects PSAs | Net Literacy If the “real world” is a more positive than negative place for 99% of the planet’s citizens, then similarly, the Internet is a positive place for 99% of all of its netizens. These public service announcements are one small component of a much larger media and digital literacy campaign to increase Internet safety awareness. We were asked to be the “voice of youth” and prioritize, script, and star in videos that focused on the most significant Internet safety problems of the day. All education, government, and nonprofits are free to use Net Literacy’s content without attribution so long as it is done in a responsible manner. So when using these PSAs as a component of your Internet safety training program, please balance the discussions with teens and adults so that these PSAs are viewed in an appropriate context – that the Internet is an empowering and positive place. We see it this way. The Ten Most Important Things To Know About The Internet Three Top Internet Safety Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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. 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. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Lesson Plan Maker Need Tons of New Worksheets? - 50,000+ printables - Save Time! View Now... Math and English Language Arts - 15,000+ English - 5,000+ Math See It Here... Lesson Plan Maker Making a lesson plan is easy. Directions: Just fill in the sections below. 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. Growing in popularity in recent years with the explosion of camera equipped smart-phones, the codes are now being used to link real world objects with all sorts of online data and information. 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. Multimedia Content

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