QR Codes in    theCurriculum          Andrew Bailey         Moulton College
Session•   What is a QR Code•   QR Codes @Moulton•   How to make a QR Code•   How to access a QR Code•   Time to have go!
Links to VLE
How do you make QR codes?• http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
Ideas•   Create 21st Century CV’s     –   Have students use QR to create resumes that link to other content such as their ...
Induction Treasure Hunthttp://www.classtools.net/QR/create.php   efair2012
Not Got A Camera/SmartPhone
QR Voice• http://qrvoice.net/
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
QR codes in the curriculum
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This session was a demonstration of how Moulton College has embedded QR codes into the curriculum to enable learners quick access to relevant electronic resources followed by an interactive workshop on how to get started with QR codes.

This session was suitable for managers, ILT Champions, lecturers, teachers, learning support staff and anyone else wanting to find out more about QR codes.

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  • QR stands for Quick Response. It's basically a quick, scannable barcode-like image that takes you to a specific digital destination. The one to the right, for example, will take you to a QR code generator. There you will be able to create all sorts of QR codes. (Feel free to search the web for them.) Before that, however, you will need an app that reads the QR codes. There are plenty of free QR code apps to download for Android and Apple Products. Just search. To read them, all you need is a phone with a camera. Free makes teachers happy, and of course makes the implementation of these practices easier. QR codes can send you to a link, mobile number, email, SMS, bookmark, link and more. Mary Beth Hertz did a great introductory blog on QR codes and mentioned ideas like scavenger hunts and advertising for the classroom. Below are some more ideas to give you a starting point for using QR codes.
  • Quick Response CodesQR codes are a great arsenal for the teacher tool belt. Just remember, this technology is a tool and needs to fit a purpose. It can help create engagement in a lesson, manage your classroom, be part of student work or facilitate inquiry in a project. Please comment below and give us some or you best examples of how you use QR codes in the classroom. I like to say, "The wisdom is in the room." You are all rockstar teachers, so I would love to hear your ideas.
  • 1. Create 21st Century ResumesHave students use QR to create resumes that link to other content such as their professional website or portfolio. All schools do some level of resume building and technical writing. Help them bring it into the 21st century by creating a resume that requires interaction. Not only will this help engage them in technical writing, but also their work will be innovative. 4. Make Your Classroom GreenerSave a few trees! Instead of making more printouts than everyone needs, give your students a QR that takes them to the instructions, announcement or assignment. It can save you space on your wall, and keep your classroom greener. 5. Incentivize and PraiseAward prizes by having students scan a code leading to an animation or badge. When they pass a test on commas, perhaps they get a code that takes them to a badge for Comma Guru! Students can even create their own codes to award each other. When a student sees something great happen, they can give a code that links to messages such as "Good Job from Andrew" and "Thanks for doing your part for the team." 6. Make Learning StationsPut codes in different areas of the room that will take students to different online activities, videos or content. Using a great tool like the discussion protocol of reciprocal teaching or a graphic organizer will help facilitate their interaction with the linked content. 7. Check Answers and ReflectHave students check their answers by scanning the QR code after completing a test or assignment. As a teacher, you can visually confirm when students are checking their work and can also check in to see how they are doing. This will help track individual learning and can provide an opportunity for you to facilitate student reflection. 8. Provide Extension AssignmentsA great way to provide optional activities for students who want to excel is to simply put the code on the class assignment and let them follow it to the extension activity or question. It won't take up much space, and might facilitate a little excitement about the extension assignment. 9. Compile ResearchHave students create codes linking to items discovered during research. These could be posted in class wikis on a specific topic, or on a wall in the classroom. It helps give them ownership of the research process and literally creates "walls that talk." 10. Create Interactive Labs or DissectionsCodes attached to a skeleton model or dissected pig can take students to important directions or content. Or vice versa. Maybe this will help them to create the lab themselves or make a model for the class lab. 11. Differentiate InstructionPerhaps you have a poem for students to analyze. You can provide additional scaffolding with a link to a recitation or focused questions to get them started. Use the QR to help you manage differentiation of the various strategies in your tool belt of teacher practices. 12. VoteQR codes can be a great voting tool allowing students to vote by simply scanning the code as they enter or exit the classroom. This can save time, and it gets your students up and moving. QR codes are a great arsenal for the teacher tool belt. Just remember, this technology is a tool and needs to fit a purpose. It can help create engagement in a lesson, manage your classroom, be part of student work or facilitate inquiry in a project. Please comment below and give us some or you best examples of how you use QR codes in the classroom. I like to say, "The wisdom is in the room." You are all rockstar teachers, so I would love to hear your ideas.
  • Applications for EducationTeachers could use QR Voice to create QR codes that they then print and attach to objects in their classrooms or schools. Then have students try to identify those objects in the language that they're trying to learn. To check their answers students can scan the QR code and hear the correct answer on their phones or tablets.
  • QR codes in the curriculum

    1. 1. QR Codes in theCurriculum Andrew Bailey Moulton College
    2. 2. Session• What is a QR Code• QR Codes @Moulton• How to make a QR Code• How to access a QR Code• Time to have go!
    3. 3. Links to VLE
    4. 4. How do you make QR codes?• http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
    5. 5. Ideas• Create 21st Century CV’s – Have students use QR to create resumes that link to other content such as their professional website or portfolio.• Make Your Classroom Greener – Save a few trees!• Make Learning Stations – Put codes in different areas of the room that will take students to different online activities, videos or content.• Check Answers and Reflect – Have students check their answers by scanning the QR code after completing a test or assignment. This will help track individual learning and can provide an opportunity for you to facilitate student reflection.• Compile Research – Have students create codes linking to items discovered during research. These could be posted in class wikis on a specific topic, or on a wall in the classroom. It helps give them ownership of the research process and literally creates "walls that talk."• Differentiate Instruction – Perhaps you have a poem for students to analyze. You can provide additional scaffolding with a link to a recitation or focused questions to get them started. Use the QR to help you manage differentiation of the various strategies in your tool belt of teacher practices.
    6. 6. Induction Treasure Hunthttp://www.classtools.net/QR/create.php efair2012
    7. 7. Not Got A Camera/SmartPhone
    8. 8. QR Voice• http://qrvoice.net/

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