QR Codes in the Classroom

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QR Codes in the Classroom

  1. 1. Dr. Robert Mayben Technology in Motion The University of AlabamaQR CODES IN THE CLASSROOM
  2. 2. WHAT ARE QR CODES? Quick Response Code Invented in 1994 Made popular in Japan Everywhere today!
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. CUSTOM EXAMPLES
  8. 8. 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!
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. SPECIFIC EXAMPLE I Periodic Table of QR Codes Introduction Hydrogen
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. MENTIMETER EXAMPLE #1
  15. 15. MENTIMETER EXAMPLE #2
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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?
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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?
  22. 22. WHAT ARE YOUR IDEAS?WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?
  23. 23. THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!Technology in Motion UA TiM Virtual Home

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