[THVInstitute13] Using QR Codes and iFilm

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Presentation given by Gretchen Weerheim at Teaching the Hudson Valley's 2013 Summer Institute, "Placed-Based Learning & Common Core".

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[THVInstitute13] Using QR Codes and iFilm

  1. 1. WORLD DOMINATION THROUGH QR CODES By Gretchen Weerheim, Executive Director Neversink Valley Museum, Cuddebackville, NY gretchenweerheim@gmail.com
  2. 2. Nah, just kidding! According to Wikipedia, QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is an optically machine-readable label that is attached to an item and that records information related to that item. The information encoded by a QR code may be made up of four standardized types ("modes") of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte / binary, Kanji) or, through supported extensions, virtually any type of data. The QR Code system has become popular outside the automotive industry due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. Applications include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, general marketing, and much more. A QR code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera) and processed using Reed-Solomon error correction until the image can be appropriately interpreted; data is then extracted from patterns present in both horizontal and vertical components of the image.
  3. 3. QR Codes are fun, fast and easy! Here’s one site you can try: qrcode.kaywa.com
  4. 4. Cut and paste or type in the address in the indicated section below and press “enter”
  5. 5. And up will come this:
  6. 6. Scan your QR reader and you will see this:
  7. 7. And what exactly can I do with my QR code now that I’ve made one? QR Codes are hyperlinks most commonly used to connect individuals reading print media to (URL) websites or multi-media digital content and may consist of embedded information including: - Product details - Contact information - Promotional offers or loyalty programs - Event details - Twitter, Facebook, MySpace IDs - A link to your website or YouTube video - Invitations - Embedded phone numbers which the phone can dial - Love letters or text messages
  8. 8. One handy example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm c4BJH7Syg
  9. 9. Or even this: 4th Grade Technology Infused Lessons Grade Level or Special Area: Tech Grade 4 Written by: Nicole Mars and Laurel Martin, Endeavor Charter Academy, Springfield, MI Length of Unit: Eight lessons I. ABSTRACT The focus of this unit is learning specific technology skills appropriate for 4th grade students. Each lesson integrates the acquisition and use of computer skills with Core Knowledge subjects. These thematic lessons incorporate the use of computers while covering Science, Language Arts and History & Geography. Areas of Core Knowledge that are taught include: the food chain, fossils, cells, writing and research, punctuation, and mountain ranges.
  10. 10. Celebrate your new skill! The future is endless with QR Codes!

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