Hip to be square:QR Codes for Libraries


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Hip to be square:QR Codes for Libraries

  1. 1. Its Hip to be SquareKay CantwellEducation Officer : Digital LearningResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education QR Codes in the Library.
  2. 2. What is a QR Codeanyway? up to 4000 alpha-numeric characters - 12 Digits - read horizontally read horizontally and vertically
  3. 3. What do they do?Quick response access to: ●A short piece of text ●Website address ●Email address ●Phone numberAnything embedded online can be accessed inone click; images, videos, podcasts, maps...
  4. 4. What do you need?A device* with+ a camera+ an internet connection+ code reader software*device can be...a smartphone, iPod touch,iPad, laptop, desktop....
  5. 5. How do you create QRcodes?
  6. 6. How do you create QRcodes?
  7. 7. One useful tipOne website, two qr codes...http://www.amazon.com/Scan-Me- http://amzn.to/IK5NBnEverybodys-Guide-Magical/dp/0965900037/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336095954&sr=8-1#reader_0965900037
  8. 8. URL shortener tools
  9. 9. Where did it begin? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://flickr. com/photos/cogdog/2911375031/
  10. 10. QR Codes & Pedagogy ● Accessible ● Self-directed / autonomous learners ● Gamification ● Simplicity ● Personalised ● Relevant ● ContextualisedDrawn from Smarter, simple, social: QR codes & beyond by Anne Bartlett-Bragg under a Creative CommonsLicense http://www.slideshare.net/AnneBB/smarter-simple-social-qr-codes-beyond
  11. 11. QR Codes in the Library:Augment reality - make your books interactive.
  12. 12. QR Codes in the LibraryEnhance and update textbooks or other titles
  13. 13. QR Codes in the LibrarySet up a QR Reader station for students tohear reviews by other students before theyselect. View the entire video here:
  14. 14. QR Codes in the Library Direct students and school staff to the library website/blog when promoting library/reading events around the school.
  15. 15. QR Codes in the LibraryBring outsiders inside; and use a QR codecreator that counts scans such as snap.vu tosee if it is being used... Read the post about this here:
  16. 16. QR Codes in the LibraryUse http://www.qrstuff.com/ to create colouredQR Codes to denote different types ofinformation or different sections in the library;e.g. green = fiction, red = non fiction
  17. 17. QR Codes in the LibraryCreate a virtual tour of the library
  18. 18. Remember to consider: □ Provide adequate time for users to □ Value adding for the customer scan □ Minimize the amount of data stored □ Assist users in finding a mobile in the barcode (shorten urls) barcode reader □ Track campaign scan analytics □ Tell users what happens upon scanning □ Place barcodes in scannable locations □ Provide a barcode back-up or alternative □ Test barcodes to ensure scannability □ Link to a smartphone-friendly destinationAdapted from at Mobile Tag Marketing by Angie Schottmuller http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
  19. 19. QR Codes in the Library Need more ideas or info?46 Interesting Ways... A primer on QR Codes Mobile learning posters
  20. 20. Thank you!