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Hip to be square:QR Codes for Libraries


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  • 1. Its Hip to be SquareKay CantwellEducation Officer : Digital LearningResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education QR Codes in the Library.
  • 2. What is a QR Codeanyway? up to 4000 alpha-numeric characters - 12 Digits - read horizontally read horizontally and vertically
  • 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. 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. How do you create QRcodes?
  • 6. How do you create QRcodes?
  • 7. One useful tipOne website, two qr codes...
  • 8. URL shortener tools
  • 9. Where did it begin? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://flickr. com/photos/cogdog/2911375031/
  • 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
  • 11. QR Codes in the Library:Augment reality - make your books interactive.
  • 12. QR Codes in the LibraryEnhance and update textbooks or other titles
  • 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. QR Codes in the Library Direct students and school staff to the library website/blog when promoting library/reading events around the school.
  • 15. QR Codes in the LibraryBring outsiders inside; and use a QR codecreator that counts scans such as tosee if it is being used... Read the post about this here:
  • 16. QR Codes in the LibraryUse to create colouredQR Codes to denote different types ofinformation or different sections in the library;e.g. green = fiction, red = non fiction
  • 17. QR Codes in the LibraryCreate a virtual tour of the library
  • 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
  • 19. QR Codes in the Library Need more ideas or info?46 Interesting Ways... A primer on QR Codes Mobile learning posters
  • 20. Thank you!