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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work in a school with one-to-one technology and use iPads with my students throughout every school day. That makes it easy to use QR codes in my classroom -- and there are many reasons I love using QR codes! What is a QR Code? A Quick Response Code is a digital image that can be scanned without the beam of light needed to scan barcodes at the supermarket. What does this marketing tool have to do with education? How QR Codes Can Make a Difference in the Classroom 1. Instead of asking students to type in a long web address where they could easily make mistakes, a QR code will take them straight to a website. 2. We all want to avoid using search engines that might bring our students to the wrong website. 3. 4. Websites like Qurify.com allow you to generate your own QR code for free. 5.

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Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom What are QR codes ? According to Wikipedia, a QR code is " a specific matrix bar code ( or two-dimensional code ), readable by dedicated QR bar code readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL, or other data."

QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes. There is nothing fancy about them. Just like the grocery store clerk uses barcodes to look up the product and scan the price into the computer, your mobile device or computer can look up QR codes to: Science & Environment - How big is space? Big questions demand big answers. And here at Future we have a hard time thinking of a question bigger than: how big is space? So, we set about trying to illustrate it. The resulting picture is so large that we could not squeeze it all on to one image in Photoshop. Instead, we had to create several sections and stitch them together for you. Printed out, the graphic spans 27 pages of A4 paper.

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012 It’s that time of year again when I start posting year-end “The Best….” lists. There are over one thousand lists now. You can see them all here. As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be: * accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users. * free-of-charge.

How to Make a QR Code in 4 Quick Steps "Really? We're talking about QR codes?" Fair reaction. For a few years now, QR codes have been one of the technologies at the center of the popular "___ is dead" trope we marketers love to argue. We've even debated it ourselves on this blog. Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas Ever since I was a kid, I loathed back to school commercials. They always showed parents gleefully skipping through aisles of pencils and notebooks as the kids, sullen and dejected, sluggishly followed along. It's a scene we are all too familiar with, and one that creates a negative stigma around school. But what if that scene were flipped? What if the kids were happy and eager to get to school? Is that possible after roughly 90 days of sun and fun?

A Handy Visual on How Teachers Can Create and Use QR Code from iPad QR codes are gaining a strong foothold in the field of education. Several teachers are trying them now as teaching and learning tools with students in the classroom. The widespread of mobile gadgetry together with the abundance of QR code readers have made these codes viable tools with an increasing potential in educational settings. relevant: 10 Outstanding QR Code Readers for Teachers If you are not yet familiar with what QR codes are all about and how you can use them with your students, check out "teacher's simple guide to the use of QR codes in education" to get started.Today, however, I am sharing with you this fabulous visual guide from iPad4schools to walk you through the steps you need to follow to create a QR code hunt with just your ipad.

Out with Answer Keys - In with QR Codes! Try QR Codes with this Task Card Freebie! You know what QR codes are ... those black and white patterned squares you scan with your smartphone to be taken to a webpage with more information about, well, anything! They've been popping up everywhere, from restaurant menus to PTA flyers. QR stands for "Quick Response" because scanning the code takes you to a new location instantly.

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more. Below is simply an introduction to each tool in case you aren’t familiar with it so be sure to dive into any that interest you and give them a try in the classroom!

Exploring The Educational Potential of QR Codes QR Codes (or Quick Response Codes, to give them their full title) are two-dimensional bar codes which when scanned with the camera of a mobile device such as an iPad, Android tablet or smartphone can transfer web links, text and email addresses amongst other digital content quickly and easily to users. Popular with advertisers and marketing companies, QR Codes give readers an immediate opportunity to visit a website to find out more information about a range of facts, products and services. For schools that have invested in iPads or tablets as learning tools or allow their students to bring in their own devices (BYOD), QR Codes have proven to be a great timesaver for sharing links and distributing information en masse. Projecting large QR Codes on a screen so they can be scanned from around the class makes it easy for students to access the same content on their own devices and interact with it individually instead of passively looking at the interactive whiteboard.

QR Code Math Freebies Hey, teaching friends! I have been having a lot of fun in my class with QR codes and math, so I wanted to share with you three activities/freebies we've done recently. Here's a video I made recently that shows several of the activities below: 1) Mi Problema/My Problem QR Code Minibook 6 free ways to capture student responses without costly clickers The Answer Pad is a free, enhanced student response system, together with a grading tool for assessments for BYOD. Go Interactive, has 6 different response types, an awesome draw feature. It engages reluctant students, encouraging them to show what they know, enabling teachers to immediately gauge understanding in the classroom. The Answer Pad can then score paper quizzes, with multiple question types, cutting grading time significantly. Poll Everywhere provides students with a simple method to share their ideas right from a phone, laptop, or tablet.

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. QR Code Classroom Craze Tutorials FlapJack QR Code Resources Try your hand at QR Codes with these freebies. :) QR Code Writing Prompts Task Cards MATH 4th-5th

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