Decoding
QR Codes For
Your Classroom
qr code presentation
Feel free to download an app now for your QR code viewing pleasu...
QR Codes ... What are they?
● Q: Where have you
seen them before ?
● A: Everywhere !
QR is short for
“Quick Response” code...
QR CODES started in ...
... Japan 1994, to help track auto parts.
Instead of a straight-line UPC barcode, they are
a 2-dim...
QR CODES can be fun ...
● QR codes have a 30%
error rate, which means
you don’t have to use
all the pixels in the
picture....
QR codes on TV ...
QR codes in the Arts ...
QR codes look like ...
● They can be scanned in
any direction.
● Once scanned, they will
give you the information
associat...
What kind of data is read?
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calendar event
contact information
email address
geo location
phone number

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...
How do you start ?
Find a reader ...
Apple devices : QR Reader
Android : Barcode Scanner
Blackberry : QR Code Scanner Pro
QR readers ... “read” them.
● Each dot represents information.
● As more information is added, more dots will
appear.
● Go...
Less dense = better
Input as little information as you can to keep
the QR code clear and easy to read ...
Use a URL shorte...
URL shortener :
Chrome extension
URL shortener :
Website
http://goo.gl/
http://tinyurl.com/
https://bitly.com/
Make a QR code!
zxing.appspot.com/generator/
QR Codes at your school ...
-> information
signs posted
outside your
classroom
QR Codes at your school ...
-> link to a google
doc for
“sub plans”
QR Codes at your school ...
-> scavenger
hunt around the
school
QR Codes at your school ...
-> use tools like qrvoice.
net to have students
“link” to their voice
sample
QR codes in your classroom
Consider...
● Who’s making the code? Teacher or
student?
● What is it linking to?
● How are you...
QR codes in your classroom
For Assessment
● To prevent grading bias… students affix
codes instead of headings
● To explain...
QR codes in your classroom
For Exploration
● To create webquests or scavenger hunts…
link to different tasks or resources
...
QR codes in your classroom
For Annotations
● In an art class… attach links to murals or big works to
highlight details
● I...
QR codes in your classroom
For Differentiation
● Work on display can include different
pointers for students at different ...
QR codes in your classroom
For Classroom Management
● Put links to supplies to purchase on syllabus
● Have students record...
What about YOUR class?
Brainstorm:
By Purpose: Assessment, Exploration, Annotation,
Differentiation, Management
By Subject...
OnVert : QR codes on steroids!
Students use the iPads to
1) scan QR Code**, and then
2) scan the image relating to that QR...
Time to practice ...
http://www.polleverywhere.
com/free_text_polls/cP4QHUU0MdGgEtb
Q&A on QR codes
Sources for more ...
ISTE presentation available on YouTube
Kathy Schrock’s QR Codes list
--> google form --> input your i...
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  1. 1. Decoding QR Codes For Your Classroom qr code presentation Feel free to download an app now for your QR code viewing pleasure. Please download “OnVert Viewer” too. :)
  2. 2. QR Codes ... What are they? ● Q: Where have you seen them before ? ● A: Everywhere ! QR is short for “Quick Response” codes. They are like an electronic thumbprint.
  3. 3. QR CODES started in ... ... Japan 1994, to help track auto parts. Instead of a straight-line UPC barcode, they are a 2-dimensional barcode and can contain more information.
  4. 4. QR CODES can be fun ... ● QR codes have a 30% error rate, which means you don’t have to use all the pixels in the picture. ● Logos and images can be inserted into them.
  5. 5. QR codes on TV ...
  6. 6. QR codes in the Arts ...
  7. 7. QR codes look like ... ● They can be scanned in any direction. ● Once scanned, they will give you the information associated with them.
  8. 8. What kind of data is read? ● ● ● ● ● calendar event contact information email address geo location phone number ● ● ● ● SMS plain text URL wifi network
  9. 9. How do you start ? Find a reader ... Apple devices : QR Reader Android : Barcode Scanner Blackberry : QR Code Scanner Pro
  10. 10. QR readers ... “read” them. ● Each dot represents information. ● As more information is added, more dots will appear. ● Good rule of thumb : less dense = better
  11. 11. Less dense = better Input as little information as you can to keep the QR code clear and easy to read ... Use a URL shortener to make long text short. Contrast ... : https://docs.google. com/a/bvsd. org/presentation/d/1ktk6dzl Q9Y-kBtPaI380-aoHSVtZoQiMbPPRg5E09o/e dit#slide=id. http://goo. gl/RP6P9q
  12. 12. URL shortener : Chrome extension
  13. 13. URL shortener : Website http://goo.gl/ http://tinyurl.com/ https://bitly.com/
  14. 14. Make a QR code! zxing.appspot.com/generator/
  15. 15. QR Codes at your school ... -> information signs posted outside your classroom
  16. 16. QR Codes at your school ... -> link to a google doc for “sub plans”
  17. 17. QR Codes at your school ... -> scavenger hunt around the school
  18. 18. QR Codes at your school ... -> use tools like qrvoice. net to have students “link” to their voice sample
  19. 19. QR codes in your classroom Consider... ● Who’s making the code? Teacher or student? ● What is it linking to? ● How are you storing the resources? ● How reliable is your internet access?
  20. 20. QR codes in your classroom For Assessment ● To prevent grading bias… students affix codes instead of headings ● To explain topics to review… teachers attach codes that correspond to areas to improve ● To assess work without compromising it for sharing… teachers link to grades**
  21. 21. QR codes in your classroom For Exploration ● To create webquests or scavenger hunts… link to different tasks or resources ● To identify authors, artists and creators… allow students to guess whose work is whose ● To hide answers & allow time for guesses
  22. 22. QR codes in your classroom For Annotations ● In an art class… attach links to murals or big works to highlight details ● In a music class… mark significant moments to showcase other performances ● In a history class… biographies include a spoken component; maps are enriched ● In an English class/library… for book recommendations
  23. 23. QR codes in your classroom For Differentiation ● Work on display can include different pointers for students at different levels ● Assignment sheets can emphasize different tasks and goals or link to different texts ● Oral directions can complement written ones ● Answers can be provided at individual paces
  24. 24. QR codes in your classroom For Classroom Management ● Put links to supplies to purchase on syllabus ● Have students record messages to parents on their desks for conferences ● Put links on a daily calendar to documents or videos for absent students
  25. 25. What about YOUR class? Brainstorm: By Purpose: Assessment, Exploration, Annotation, Differentiation, Management By Subject Area: English/LA, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine/Performing Arts, Vocational Education, Special Education By Age: Elementary, Middle School, High School
  26. 26. OnVert : QR codes on steroids! Students use the iPads to 1) scan QR Code**, and then 2) scan the image relating to that QR code to reveal an Augmented Reality experience. There are 3 layers to this project. 1) Scan code; 2) scan image. 3) You can hear a voice, too. Click on the image at right to view the original source on video and see the example! **you must use the ONVERT app for this..
  27. 27. Time to practice ... http://www.polleverywhere. com/free_text_polls/cP4QHUU0MdGgEtb
  28. 28. Q&A on QR codes
  29. 29. Sources for more ... ISTE presentation available on YouTube Kathy Schrock’s QR Codes list --> google form --> input your information to a google spreadsheet, then it automatically turns it into a QR code Edutopia’s 5 Reasons to love QR Codes and 12 Ideas for Teaching With QR Codes

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