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.ed.gov, 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
QR Codes in Adult Education
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
What are QR Codes
• Q R stands for
• Developed in Japan to track Toyota car parts in
• You scan a QR
Code and then you
are taken to a tech
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
QR Code Readers
The QR Code Reader
app uses the
camera on your
device to scan the
code and then uses
the internet to
instructions in the
Why Use QR Codes
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
• Teachers and students can create them
• Feels like Magic
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
Image with Narration
• To hear about this photo, go
to this link
• or scan the QR Code
Tools used to create this:
Make Your Own QR Code
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
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
With an account you can also track how many times
the URL/QR Code you created has been clicked.
• Easy to create website for the content
you want to share
• Mobile enabled
QR Codes: Applications in
Education YouTube Playlist
QR Codes in Education
• Make your own QR Code Scavenger Hunt!
• Scavenger Hunt
• 5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In
• 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
My contact info
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/LACNYCnell
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nell.eckersleylac
• Blog: http://nelightful.wordpress.com/
• Delicious: http://www.delicious.com/nelleckersley
• LINCS Technology and Literacy Discussion List:
Literacy Information and Communication
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
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.
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:
LINCS Technology Online Course
Title: Integrating Technology in the Adult
Free, self-paced online course
Completion time: ~ 4 hours
Certificate received upon completion
Course accessible through the LINCS Learning
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