A Quick Response code is basically a type of barcode which is readable by any camera-enabled smart phoneThey are typically seen as a white square with black geometric shapes Users point their phones at the QR code, scan it, and are then taken to the end data. This could be text, a website, a YouTube video, a podcast…
In the same way as a scanner or reader is required for a traditional barcode, a QR code also requires a reader or a scanner but these are available (free in the main) for smart-phones and mobile devices with cameras.
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Once the tool is explained we need a web tour, where participants will be asked to generate their own codes in the web pane.
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At NHTA we use QR codes mostly within a teaching and learning settingQR codes treasure hunts (in groups in case some learners do not have a smart phone) where the group to win gets a prize – sometimes do this in health and safety lessons to jazz them up and make them more fun.Also used them as part of a presentation – so half way through a power point there may be a group exercise using QR codes that breaks up the lesson and gets the learners moving around.Put QR codes on notice boards – learners are inherently curious and can’t help themselves so it can be good to get them to look at informationQR codes within the salon for driving promotions for models. Every station has QR code which is changed regularly pointing them at a new promotion to try to get the client to return as a model to the training salon (hair models can be difficult to find).
Create an induction activity for learners by posting QR codes around your organisation. Then try a quick online assessment of what they have learnt – see an example at Boston College;Differentiation– a 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;Formative assessment– get students to check their answers by scanning a 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.1. Add a QR code to school letterhead that points to the school website.2. Use an interactive whiteboard to record notes/math equations/brainstorming/etc. Host the video online and add a QR code to a homework assignment so students can be retaught from home.3. Hide the answers to a study guide behind a QR code. Copy the code onto the study guide so students can check their answers.4. Have students write children's books and then record them reading their work. Upload the audio online and add a QR code linking to the audio for each page of the book to create an interactive reading experience.5. For open house/parent night, have each teacher in the building create a brief video introducing him/herself. Upload the videos and create QR codes that they can hang on their doors. This way parents can take a self tour of the building and get a feel for the quality teachers working in the building.6. Have students record book reviews and attach the QR code to the inside cover of the book.7. Create a survey using Google Forms. Print multiple codes (one for each choice in the survey) and then use it to poll the class in anonymous surveys. You'll be able to see immediately how many times a particular code was scanned.8. Print QR codes that point to your classroom homework/events calendar. Have students attach them to their agendas or daily planners .9. Create QR codes that link to supplemental materials and add them to the teacher edition of textbooks. This way valuable resources don't get lost in endless network folders on a forgotten flash drive.10. During a field trip, give students a handout with multiple QR codes that provide supplemental information coinciding with different locations on the trip. Students will have a guided tour even if they are not with the teacher.
QR codes linking to anti-bullying sites for support for learners;QR codes linked to telephone numbers of key contacts for safeguarding;Equality and Diversity QR codes with links to activities, information;Estate teams could use QR codes around a campus to help learners find their way around – attach a QR code on posters, notices, flyers and webpages and link to a location on a Google map to “get directions to here”.
TagMyDoc is a free service allowing to: Automatically add a 2D tag (QR code) on documents, Share documents in multiple ways; Store documents in the cloud in a secure way. Documents can be accessed and shared, on any device such as a tablet or a smartphone. There is no need for an email address. Just scan the QR code on a document and you will retrieve a virtual copy directly on your device. See our short video here for more details.
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Qr codes online webinar
QR codes - What’s in it for you? 12th June 1.15 – 2.00 pm Lyn Lall, Phil Hardcastle (RSC East Midlands Advisors) Ian Hughes (Grantham College)www.rsc-em.ac.uk June 12, 2012 | slide 1 RSCs – Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning
Aims of this session To look at what QR codes are To show you how to scan them and how you can create them To share ways you could use them in teaching and learning, and business support processes June 12, 2012 | slide 2
Have you scanned a QR code before?A. YesB. NoC. What’s a QR code? 3
QR codes – what are they? Commoncraft explanation of QR codes June 12, 2012 | slide 4
How can I read QR codes with my phone? Anyone with a smartphone can scan and read QR code images with the click of a camera. By scanning the codes with a QR reader on a smartphone, you can then access images, websites and text linked to the QR code. Example QR code readers: – i-nigma, Neoreader, QRreader and QRafter. June 12, 2012 | slide 5
How do I scan them?• Firstly you need to download an app to your phone Quickmark QR Droid Red laserQRreader QR app Go to your phone’s marketplace and search for QR code scanner June 12, 2012 | slide 6
How do I scan them?• Step 1 - install your app June 12, 2012 | slide 7
How do I scan them?• Step 2 – Open the app June 12, 2012 | slide 8
How do I scan them?• Step 3 - point your camera and click June 12, 2012 | slide 9
How do I scan them?• Step 4 – Here are the details from that QR code June 12, 2012 | slide 10
Have you created a QR code before?A. YesB. NoC. I wouldn’t know where to start! 11
How do I create my own QR codes? QR codes can be created freely and easily using any number of QR code generators available on the internet. Each generator will create an image that you can download or print to use anywhere. There are a huge range of free QR code generators including Kaywa and QRafter. June 12, 2012 | slide 12
QR code generatorsLots to choose from... qrcode.kaywa.com (Good for the https://bitly.com/ basics) (Good for URL shortening and gathering qrstuff.com statistics) (Good for creating contact QR codes goo.gl (Vcard) and changing colour) (Good for URL shortening and http://unitaglive.com gathering statistics) (Good for adding logos and images) June 12, 2012 | slide 13
Make QR codes interesting - insert pictures and logoshttp://www.qrhacker.comhttp://www.qrstuff.com/ June 12, 2012 | slide 15
Where have you seen QR codes? June 12, 2012 | slide 16
QR codes at NHTA QR code treasure hunts where the group that wins gets a prize – e.g. in health and safety lessons to jazz them up and make them more fun. QR codes as part of a presentation – so half way through a power point there may be a group exercise using QR codes that breaks up the lesson and gets the learners moving around. Put QR codes on notice boards – spark curiosity QR codes within the salon for driving promotions for models. June 12, 2012 | slide 17
How you could use QR codes Classroom practitioners - attach QR codes to objects with links to websites including case studies, videos, YouTube links, quizzes and formative assessments; Create an induction activity for learners by posting QR codes around your organisation. Differentiation Formative assessment June 12, 2012 | slide 18
Safeguarding and E&D ideas QR codes linking to anti-bullying sites for support for learners QR codes linked to telephone numbers of key contacts for safeguarding Equality and Diversity QR codes with links to activities, information Estate teams could use QR codes around a campus to help learners find their way around – attach a QR code on posters, notices, flyers and webpages and link to a location on a Google map to “get directions to here”. June 12, 2012 | slide 21
How can I use QR codes as a marketing tool? Use as a marketing tool on all your publicity information to link to additional organisational information June 12, 2012 | slide 22
How can I use QR codes with learners? QR notes - Link to Qrvoice – talking QR web based content , codes text, image and social featuresCase studies and more links - QR codes in Libraries June 12, 2012 | slide 23
Just in time information June 12, 2012 | slide 25
Top tips for using QR codes Content first (what are you going to link to) Mobile friendly content The longer the URL the more complicated the QR code – Try shortening them with http://goo.gl/ or http://tinyurl.com/ Location, location, location What’s the point? – is there added value for the end user? 26
How will you use QR codes or how are you already using them? Use the chat pane to share what you are doing or intend to do with QR codes June 12, 2012 | slide 27
Further information and support InTouch article and links Moodle In Brief section Lynette.email@example.com 01509 618116 07867 682879 E-fair 21st June East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham Next In Brief: 3rd July June 12, 2012 | slide 28