Dr. Robert Mayben Technology in Motion The University of AlabamaQR CODES IN THE CLASSROOM
WHAT ARE QR CODES? Quick Response Code Invented in 1994 Made popular in Japan Everywhere today!
THE LEGO CODE This is the blog post that, for some reason, made me start looking at the potential of QR Codes. http://bit.ly/qrlegoblog
WHAT INFORMATION CAN BE SHAREDBY A QR CODE? Web Links Video Links Images Text Links to Profiles, iTunes, etc. E-Mail Addresses Maps & FourSquare Have you seen any others? Coupons? Sales?
WHAT APPS READ QR CODES? My favorite for the iPhone is i-Nigma. It is available for Android, Blackberry, and Windows phones as well. For my iPad, I use Scan because it is free. Easy QR is a reader & generator. Search the marketplace for your device and read the ratings. Desktop: http://www.dansl.net/blog/?p=256 Requires Adobe Air & a Webcam
HOW ARE QR CODES CREATED? QR Code Generators I use QR Stuff: www.qrstuff.com QR Voice: http://qrvoice.net Web Tools, Browser Extensions/Plug-ins Customized QR Codes Nominal Fee or Create Your Own
WHAT IS THE ELEPHANT IN THEROOM? How will we use this without mobile devices? Be Creative! BYOD: Bring Your Own Device BYOT or BYOM Hot Topic in Ed Tech L & L in Technology Have a plan! Be proactive!
HOW CAN QR CODES BE USED IN THEEDUCATION WORLD? Scavenger Hunts – Links to Videos, Tasks, Questions Review Games Answer Key or way for students to check answers Quick Links to Teacher Web Sites Information about the school or events Video Tours of the School or Library T-Shirts Quick Links to Teacher E-Mail or Text
HOW CAN QR CODES BE USED IN THEEDUCATION WORLD? Interactive Book Reviews or Trailers Interactive Posters or Handouts Homework Assignments Easy Access to Extra Content - Multimedia Clicker-Type Activities Links to Data, Graphs, Charts, Maps, etc. Hints, Clues, Tips, or Extra Help on Assignments Lists of Formulas or Glossary of Terms
SPECIFIC EXAMPLE I Periodic Table of QR Codes Introduction Hydrogen
SPECIFIC EXAMPLE II Genetics QR Code Quest Activities such as Flip Camera Project, Video Questions, MC Questions, Read & Answer Incorporates Edmodo App Printed Codes: http://bit.ly/qractivitycards Instructions: http://bit.ly/qractivitypart2
WHAT IS MENTIMETER? Mentimeter is a tool to interact with your audience. It is a WEB-BASED tool that enables you to create questions, collect answers and show the result in real time. The goal is to make presentations more interactive, engaging and fun. http://mentimeter.com
WHAT IS THE QR TREASURE HUNTGENERATOR? How to set up a QR Code Treasure Hunt http://bit.ly/qrhuntguide QR Treasure Hunt Generator http://www.classtools.net/QR/ Main Benefits: Text-Based & NO Internet Connection Needed
SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT THE QRTREASURE HUNT GENERATOR How would students submit answers? Edmodo, Moodle, Other CMS E-Mail from Notes App E-Mail Text Message Another App? Handwritten Your Ideas?
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE IDEAS FORCLASSROOM USES OF QR CODES? Scan the QR Code in the bottom left-hand corner of each slide or go to: http://uatim.wikispaces.com/QRCodes Resources from EdTech Gurus My UATiM Shared Resources: http://www.delicious.com/uatim/qr
A FEW TIPS Laminating sometimes causes issues. Light colors do not work well. Large amounts of text can be more difficult to scan. Use a URL shortener such as bit.ly to make scanning of a code easier.
WERE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? QR Code Quiz - In Groups with Assigned Colors Formative Assessment or Review Strategy Scan the code with your mobile device & record your answers with your notes app or on paper. With students, I would have them submit the answers to me (possibly as a competition). Today, we’ll just have a group check.
ANSWERS IN REVIEWQuestion AnswerName a QR Code generator. QRStuff, Easy QR, Etc.Name an app that reads QR Codes. i-nigma, Red Laser, QR Scan, etc.What country is said to have Japanpopularized QR Codes?What does BYOD mean? Bring Your Own DeviceName one method of integrating QR hunts, keys, etc.Codes into the curriculum.What excellent resource provides classtools.netthe QR Treasure Hunt Generator?
WHAT ARE YOUR IDEAS?WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?
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