“One benefit of networking is thatadministrators, teachers, and students canshare computer hardware, software, and dataresources available throughout the schooldistrict.” (Shelly, 2011) QR Codes make this possibility easier andmore accessible!
Translation:Quick Response Codes They are mobile (and tablet) compatiblereadable two-dimensional barcodes. Allows an individual to link to importantinformation relative to what is originallybeing viewed.
Originally used for tracking purposes withautomotive manufacturers. Expanded with implementation of advertisersand in the marketing field to promoteproducts. GIS Mapping Educational Settings
Mobile devices with cameras or tablets(i.e., iPads) InternetConnection (via the school’s wirelessnetwork or cell phone provider’s data plan) QR Generation website or software(i.e., www.qrstuff.com) QR Code Reader apps on mobile devices.
QR Codes can be printed on paper Downloaded/uploaded to/from websites as imagefiles Emailed to individuals
InstructionalVideo onYouTubeOr…You can use this QR Code to be directed to thevideo:
Rules and guidelines for mobile device andinternet usage must be enforced with allstudents. Loaner iPads or cell phones must be providedfor students who do not own them or devicesshould be shared among students. Computers must be available to researchwebsites and to use QR code generationsoftware.
History Student can include QR codes to their writtenassignments to link to images that reference thesubject matter(NJCCCS: 6.1 U.S. History: America in the World All students will acquire theknowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and presentinteractions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the Americanheritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informeddecisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values asproductive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
LanguageArts QR Codes can direct students to translations ofEnglish words to another language (or vice versa!)(NJCCCS: 7.1 World Languages All students will be able to use a world languagein addition to English to engage in meaningful conversation, to understand andinterpret spoken and written language, and to presentinformation, concepts, and ideas, while also gaining an understanding of theperspectives of other cultures.Through language study, they will makeconnections with other content areas, compare the language and culture studiedwith their own, and participate in home and global communities. )
Music, Dance andTheater A QR code can be displayed below a media playerwhich is playing an international song; this candirect students to a website displaying a song’snative culture.(NJCCCS: 1.3 Performance All students will synthesize thoseskills, media, methods, and technologies appropriate tocreating, performing, and/or presenting works of art indance, music, theatre, and visual art. )
GIS Mapping Students can travel to various areas of theirchoice within their state of residence of part of ageo-science or geography project. Pictures can betaken in their field trip and a QR code can displaywhere the picture was taken on a internet-basedmap (i.e., Google maps).(NJCCCS: 5.4 Earth Systems Science: All students will understand that Earthoperates as a set of complex, dynamic, and interconnected systems, and is a partof the all-encompassing system of the universe. )
Art QR codes can be displayed below a piece of art sothat students can retrieve artist biographies froma website.(NJCCCS: 1.2 History of the Arts and Culture All students willunderstand the role, development, and influence of the arts throughouthistory and across cultures. )
New Jersey Core Curriculum ContentStandards. (May 30, 2013. Retrieved from:http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/ Shelly,G. (2011).Teachers discoveringcomputers. Cengage, 60-61. Using QRSTUFF.com. (May 30, 2013).Retrieved from:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyLdYBp4aHo
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