Just scan my QR Code… … new ways to enhance student learning
What is a “QR code”?
“ A QR code (abbreviation for Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.”
Wikipedia contributors. "QR code." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 Jun. 2011. Web. 8 Jun. 2011.
What? … In English please…
It’s a little square picture that when you scan it will take you to a website, pdf, text or other information.
One can scan the codes with smart phones or webcams (if your computer has the right software on it).
How do I get my phone to scan?
Go to the ‘market’ on Android smart phones or iTunes store on Apple and look for a QR scanner to download.
Two I have used are:
How do I use my computer as a scanner?
Your computer must have Adobe Air and qreader installed.
You also must have a webcam.
Here’s a YouTube video talking about using QR codes on your computer.
Okay…got the scanner….but how is this going to work in the classroom?
Use QR codes to display student work.
Use QR codes to display student biography on artwork.