QR Codes in the Classroom

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QR Codes in the Classroom

  1. 1. QR Codes in the Classroom Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga (www.seomraranga.com)
  2. 2. What is a QR Code? QR stands for “Quick Response” It’s a 2D code that can be read with the camera on your mobile device It’s generally square in pattern, generally black and set against a white backgroundDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  3. 3. How To Read a QRCode You need to download a QR Code Reader App Lots are available in the iTunes App Store, Android Market or for Windows phone/Blackberry Most are free to download Examples are I-nigma, QR Maker, Easy QRDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  4. 4. How Does it Work? Open the QR Code Reader App Point it at the QR Code The App activates the camera on the mobile device This in turn will open up the correct application to handle the data embedded in the codeDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  5. 5. What Can be Embedded in a QRCode?Almost any information can be embeddedincluding:Website URLSMS MessagesPlain Alpha-Numeric TextYouTube VideoEmail AddressiTunes LinkDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  6. 6. How to Create QRCodesUse the following websites to make QR Codeswww.qrstuff.comhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/http://bit.lyhttp://goo.gl/www.qrvoice.netwww.qrhacker.comDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  7. 7. ClassroomApplications Convert any long URL’s into a QR Code to make it easy for pupils to access a website Print QR Codes and hang them in the classroom for pupils to check their answers Advertise an event – write a blog post, embed the URL of the post in a QR Code, print it out and display it Stick a QR Code into a book to give pupils access to additional information on the web, view a video etc.Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  8. 8. ClassroomApplications Create a treasure hunt around the school using printed QR Codes Make a classroom display interactive by including QR Codes Add QR Codes to Worksheets/Handouts Make a Webquest with the links all in QR Codes Put a link to a Google Doc in a QR Code Tell a story using Talking QR Codes Play Matching Games using QR CodesDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  9. 9. ClassroomApplications Make a display interactive by using QR CodesDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  10. 10. ClassroomApplications Make a display interactive by using QR CodesDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  11. 11. Workshop Activities How to make QR Codes How to make Talking QR Codes How to insert QR Codes into Worksheets Play a Matching Game Exercise QR Codes Webquest QR Code Maths Treasure Hunt QR Codes Quiz Look at a Talking QR Codes Story Take a Spelling Test Using QR Codes and Google DocsDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  12. 12. Resources Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways Series ( http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/) QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator ( http://classtools.net/QR/) 50 QR Code Resources for the Classroom ( http://t.co/eQaECIOA) 10 QR Code Readers for the iPad ( http://t.co/npQ9MKKM) Tony Vincent’s “Learning in Hand” Video on QR Codes ( http://learninginhand.com/blog/learning-in-hand-25-qr-codes.h )Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012
  13. 13. Contact Seomra Ranga www.seomraranga.com Nollaig Shona www.nollaigshona.ie Twitter: @seomraranga Facebook: http://facebook.com/SeomraRanga Email: info@seomraranga.com Presentation: www.slideshare.net/seomrarangaDamien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in EducationConference, May 19th, 2012

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