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Qr codes in the classroom june 2012

  1. 1. Using QR Codes in the Classroom Denise Webster Richland School District 2 dwebster@richland2.org
  2. 2. What are QR Codes? QR codes are much like bar codes in that they contain information and can be scanned. Bar codes only contain information from left to right but a QR code can contain information from left to right or up and down. A QR codes work much like bar codes in that it can be scanned and linked to a set of data. Unlike bar codes, QR codes can pack much more information into a smaller space - up to 4,000 characters
  3. 3. What Do You Need in order to Create a QR Code? Helpful websites. http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ www.qrstuff.com http://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/ Below are extensions that can be added to your Chrome browser to generate QR codes. QR Code Generator Extension Shortner and QR Code Generator Extension
  4. 4. What do you need to read a QR Code? iPad / iPod / iPhone Apps •  QR App •  i-nigma 4 •  Tap Reader •  QR Scanner •  QR Reader for iPhone All free in the iTunes store. Android Phones / Tablets •  QR Droid •  QR Reader for Android •  QR Barcode Scanner •  RedLaser Barcode and QR Scanner •  Barcode Scanner barcoo and QR All free in Google Play
  5. 5. What can you use if you do not have a mobile device to read the QR Code? If you do not have a mobile device students can use to read a QR code, you can still have them read the codes using an extension in Google Chrome called QRreader beta. This extension allows you from your Chrome browser to right click on QR code and decode the QR. The QR code can be a part of a web site or in a Google Document. When students right click on the image, this is what they will see. Select "Read QR code from image" and it will decode the QR for the user.
  6. 6. Add a Voice to the QR code When using the web site qrvoicce.net you are able to enter up to a 100 character message that when decoded will be read by a synthesized voice. You can either type in the message or say the message through a microphone.
  7. 7. Create a QR Code in a Spreadsheet 1. In Google Docs open up a new spreadsheet. 2. In Column A, type Web or Url 3. In Column B, type QR Code 4. Resize the row to 100. 5. Leave the column size alone. (If you want your codes to appear larger, then resize the row and columns to a larger number.) 6. In column A type your text or URL that you want your QR code to read when scanned. 7. In Column B insert this formula: =image("https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150x150&cht=qr&chl=" &
  8. 8. Remember... TEST...TEST...TEST It is important to check your QR codes to make sure they work, even if they worked the first time you use them test them regularly to make sure they urls are still good or that the codes have not become "damaged."
  9. 9. Ways My School Has Used QR codes in the Classroom
  10. 10. Classroom Incentives Create classroom incentives for students. Examples: homework pass, tablet time, extra points on a quiz, etc.
  11. 11. Vocabulary / Word Wall Create a word wall for the classroom. Post the vocabulary word up and students can scan the code for whatever information you want them to learn. Also, you can use codes to create flash cards. Area of a Trapezoid
  12. 12. Assessments, and Exit Slips Provide students with a code for them to scan. It will take them to a Google Form created to survey or assess their understanding of the lesson.
  13. 13. Self Assessment Insert a QR code to a worksheet and have students check their work.
  14. 14. Scavenger Hunts QR Code Treasure Hunt classtools.net/QR/ iLearn Technology Blog - "Make Your Own QR Code Scavenger Hunt" ilearntechnology.com/?p=4211
  15. 15. Make Wall Displays More Interactive Make posters and bulletin board displays more interactive by adding codes to allow students and visitors a way of getting more information about the topic being displayed.
  16. 16. Differentiation QR codes are a great way to differentiate a classroom activity without calling attention to the level of questioning you might ask of different groups of students. Example: Pin QR codes to physical models and have students answer their questions. Different groups could have similar models, but answer completely different questions.
  17. 17. Collecting Commonly Used Websites QR codes are one way of collecting commonly used sites for students to scan. QR codes are a nice way to ensure students are getting to the exact site you want them to get to without getting lost because of misspellings or mistypes. Keep the codes in an 3 x 5 index cards and store on a ring or in a box.
  18. 18. Create Book Talks Attaching QR codes to text can allow students additional ways to preview novels and enrich novel studies.
  19. 19. Posters or Advertising School Events Creating a QR code on a poster is one way to advertise a school event and to link people to more information than you were able put on the poster.
  20. 20. Other Ideas for QR Codes... (I have not tried these out yet but want to)
  21. 21. Add QR Codes to Letter Heads or Business Cards Adding a QR code to a letter head or business card can direct someone to your email or school website.
  22. 22. QR Codes and Calendars Give students and parents a QR code to your calendar or on-line assignments so they can access it when needed. Students could tape the code to the inside of their binder, text book, or workbook.
  23. 23. QR Codes and Field Trips Give students QR codes when on field studies. Students can access supplemental information about exhibits or places visited or could answer questions while touring sites.
  24. 24. Using Voice in QR Codes QRvoice.net -Provide students with the correct pronunciation of words. -Have students take a spelling test. -Read questions to students. -Provide answers to students to check their work with. Voice Thread -Can upload student pictures of student work and have them narrate / explain the images, read a story, or report on the topic. http://deb-frazier.blogspot.com/2012/03/here-qr-code-there- are-qr-code.html
  25. 25. Periodic Table of QR Codes This image has a QR code with a video for each element on the periodic table.
  26. 26. Resources Used to Create this Presentation https://docs.google.com/a/richland2.org/present/edit? id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzY1aHNkdzV4Y3I http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-qr-code-resources-for-the-classroom/ 16093 http://insidetheclassroomoutsidethebox.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/ways-to- use-qr-codes-in-the-elementary-classroom-and-using-google-docs-to- create-them/ http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/04/qr-codes-explained-and-ideas- for.html
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