Using QR Codes in Adult Education


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What are QR Codes and how can they be used in adult education. This PowerPoint goes over the basics of QR Codes and also explains how you can make your own QR Code using Bitly.

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  • Thank you, Nell and the Literacy Assistance Center for providing some time to share news from the Literacy Information and Communication System (or LINCS for short). For those of you who are unfamiliar with LINCS, LINCS is a professional development website funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE).>Next slide.
  • Accessible at, LINCS is comprised of four parts. An online resource collection that contains over 560 online and free high-quality, evidence-based materials in 16 topic areas within adult education, vetted by experts in the field.An online community of practice with over 10,000 members that features 16 discussion groups moderated by subject matter experts.An online learning portal that houses free, self-paced interactive courses developed specifically for the adult education field from OVAE initiatives. Current course topics include: Adult Career Pathways, teaching English as a second language, Learning to Achieve (which focuses on teaching learners with disabilities), technology, and science.And four regional professional development centers who work with states to offer high-quality, evidence-based materials and professional development opportunities both in-person and online to adult educators at the regional and local levels in a wide variety of topic areas. Teachers can contact their region’s RPDC director to discuss the possibility of bringing professional development to their state.>Next slide.
  • I want to take a few moments to dive deeper into the LINCS Learning Portal to take a look at a recently launched online course that aligns with the webinar series.The Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom course is designed for instructors who are at the beginner/intermediate level of technology integration in the classroom. It is available on the LINCS Learning Portal, along with additional online courses from several other OVAE initiatives, in topics including English as a second language, adult career pathways, Learning to Achieve, science, and more.The free, self-paced online course discusses why technology is important for teaching and learning, how instructors approach integrating technology, and what tools instructors can use to integrate technology. Throughout the course, you will learn about examples of adult education instructors’ personal experiences in integrating technology. In a culminating activity, you will create a Technology Integration Action Plan for a unit or lesson that you select for use with your own adult learners. Now that you have gained knowledge on how to use [Twitter, Pinterest, QR Codes], this online course can help you think through how to apply the technology tool in the classroom. You also will have the opportunity to interact with the LINCS Community throughout this online course. The course takes an estimated four hours to complete and participants receive a certificate upon completion.[Demonstrate navigating through the course through the LINCS Learning Portal.]
  • We hope that you will take advantage of all LINCS has to offer. Join the community; take an online course; search the resource collection, and follow us on social media via Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.We hope to see you on LINCS!
  • Using QR Codes in Adult Education

    1. 1. QR Codes in Adult Education Nell Eckersley
    2. 2. Agenda • • • • • • What are QR Codes? How do I read QR Codes? Why use QR Codes? How are QR Codes used in education? How do I make my own QR Code? How do I create content to access by QR Code? 2
    3. 3. What are QR Codes • Q R stands for • Developed in Japan to track Toyota car parts in 1994 • You scan a QR Code and then you are taken to a tech based experience 3
    4. 4. How do I read QR Codes? • QR Codes can be used with a mobile device like a smart phone or a tablet that has a built in camera and access to the internet • The device must have an QR Code reader app (also called scanner) installed • There are many apps to choose from. • Scan for Apple devices • QR Droid for Android devices NOTE: QR Code Readers should be FREE & should not require any personal information 4
    5. 5. QR Code Readers The QR Code Reader app uses the camera on your device to scan the code and then uses the internet to interpret the instructions in the code 5
    6. 6. Why Use QR Codes • 4/viewform • • 6
    7. 7. Why Use QR Codes? • Helps everyone get to he same place online at the same time • Supports using video, audio, visual resources inside and outside the classroom • Teachers and students can create them • Feels like Magic 7
    8. 8. QR Codes in Real Life B C A D E F G 8
    9. 9. Steps to Using in Education 1. First consider what is the learning goal 2. Make sure you and your students have devices that can read QR Codes 3. If devices do not have QR Code Readers, take time out to download the appropriate app some days before you plan to use QR Codes in class 4. Create the QR Codes you need 9
    10. 10. QR Codes in Education 10
    11. 11. Image with Narration • To hear about this photo, go to this link • or scan the QR Code Tools used to create this: • • • 11
    12. 12. Make Your Own QR Code • • • • • Bitly Google ZXING Kaywa ScanLife 12
    13. 13. Bitly 13
    14. 14. Make Your Own QR Code 1. Copy the link to the website you would like to share using a QR Code 2. Paste the link in the shorten bar in Bitly and click shorten 3. Copy the resulting shortened Bitly link and paste in the Address bar on your browser 4. Add .qr at the end of the shortened link and hit the enter key on your keyboard 5. Your QR code will show up on the screen. Right click on it to copy or save 14
    15. 15. Analytics With an account you can also track how many times the URL/QR Code you created has been clicked. 15
    16. 16. • Which one is mobile friendly? 16
    17. 17. Weebly • Easy to create website for the content you want to share • Mobile enabled • Tutorial 17
    18. 18. Weebly 18
    19. 19. QR Codes: Applications in Education YouTube Playlist • 19
    20. 20. QR Codes in Education • Make your own QR Code Scavenger Hunt! • Scavenger Hunt • 5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education • QR Codes Connect Students to Books • Shambles QR Code Resource • Desktop QR Code Reader • QR Codes in Education Livebinder • 50 QR code resources for the classroom 20
    21. 21. Evaluation Form • 21
    22. 22. My contact info • Email: • Twitter: • Facebook: • Blog: • Delicious: • LINCS Technology and Literacy Discussion List: 22
    23. 23. Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) LINCS provides you with the information, resources, professional development activities, and online network you need to enhance your practice and ensure your adult students receive high-quality learning opportunities. LINCS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. It is comprised of the Resource Collection, managed by Kratos Learning, the Regional Professional Development Centers, and the Technical Contractor, Quotient, Inc. 23
    24. 24. LINCS Makes a Difference How can LINCS help you with your work? It offers:  A Resource Collection containing high-quality, evidencebased materials in 16 topic areas;  An online Community of Practice where you can share and collaborate with your peers;  A Learning Portal where you can engage in self-paced and facilitated professional development courses; and  Four Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs) that deploy evidenced-based PD trainings to states. For a video overview of LINCS, visit: 24
    25. 25. LINCS Technology Online Course  Title: Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom  Free, self-paced online course  Completion time: ~ 4 hours  Certificate received upon completion  Course accessible through the LINCS Learning Portal: 25
    26. 26. Don’t Miss a Beat; Connect with LINCS  Join the Community:  Access the Learning Portal:  Search the Resource Collection:  Follow the latest updates: @LINCS_ED  Join our professional group: LINCS_ED  Watch webinar archives and more: LincsEd 26