QR Codes in Adult Education
Nell Eckersley
Agenda
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What are QR Codes?
How do I read QR Codes?
Why use QR Codes?
How are QR Codes used in education?
How d...
What are QR Codes
• Q R stands for

• Developed in Japan to track Toyota car parts in
1994
• You scan a QR
Code and then y...
How do I read QR Codes?
• QR Codes can be used with a mobile device like a
smart phone or a tablet that has a built in cam...
QR Code Readers
The QR Code Reader
app uses the
camera on your
device to scan the
code and then uses
the internet to
inter...
Why Use QR Codes
• https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10C6qi7gECHc2s9Uynlh4fXmZyob_7vIyJyWLNSapV
4/viewform
• http://bit.ly/1...
Why Use QR Codes?
• Helps everyone get to he same place
online at the same time
• Supports using video, audio, visual
reso...
QR Codes in Real Life
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Steps to Using in Education
1. First consider what is the learning goal
2. Make sure you and your students have
devices th...
QR Codes in Education

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Image with Narration
• To hear about this photo, go
to this link
http://bit.ly/17nx5bO
• or scan the QR Code

Tools used t...
Make Your Own QR Code
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Bitly https://bitly.com/
Google http://goo.gl/
ZXING http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/
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Bitly

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Make Your Own QR Code
1. Copy the link to the website you would like to share
using a QR Code

2. Paste the link in the sh...
http://bitly.com/16KMHab+

Analytics

With an account you can also track how many times
the URL/QR Code you created has be...
• Which one is mobile friendly?

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Weebly
• Easy to create website for the content
you want to share
• Mobile enabled
• Tutorial
http://help.weebly.com/begin...
Weebly
http://nelightful.weebly.com/

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QR Codes: Applications in
Education YouTube Playlist
• http://bit.ly/1hm2yUF

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QR Codes in Education
• Make your own QR Code Scavenger Hunt!
• Scavenger Hunt
• 5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In
Education
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Evaluation Form
• http://bit.ly/NEvaluation

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My contact info
• Email: nelle@lacnyc.org
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/LACNYCnell
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nel...
Literacy Information and Communication
System (LINCS)
LINCS provides you with the information, resources,
professional dev...
LINCS Makes a Difference
How can LINCS help you with your work? It offers:
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A Resource Collection containing high-qualit...
LINCS Technology Online Course
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Title: Integrating Technology in the Adult
Education Classroom

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Free, self-paced onli...
Don’t Miss a Beat; Connect with LINCS
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Join the Community:

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https://community.lincs.ed.gov
Access the Learning Portal...
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Using QR Codes in Adult Education

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What are QR Codes and how can they be used in adult education. This PowerPoint goes over the basics of QR Codes and also explains how you can make your own QR Code using Bitly.

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Using QR Codes in Adult Education

  1. 1. QR Codes in Adult Education Nell Eckersley
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • • What are QR Codes? How do I read QR Codes? Why use QR Codes? How are QR Codes used in education? How do I make my own QR Code? How do I create content to access by QR Code? 2
  3. 3. What are QR Codes • Q R stands for • Developed in Japan to track Toyota car parts in 1994 • You scan a QR Code and then you are taken to a tech based experience 3
  4. 4. How do I read QR Codes? • QR Codes can be used with a mobile device like a smart phone or a tablet that has a built in camera and access to the internet • The device must have an QR Code reader app (also called scanner) installed • There are many apps to choose from. • Scan for Apple devices • QR Droid for Android devices NOTE: QR Code Readers should be FREE & should not require any personal information 4
  5. 5. QR Code Readers The QR Code Reader app uses the camera on your device to scan the code and then uses the internet to interpret the instructions in the code 5
  6. 6. Why Use QR Codes • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10C6qi7gECHc2s9Uynlh4fXmZyob_7vIyJyWLNSapV 4/viewform • http://bit.ly/1gM5ftX • http://bit.ly/NEvaluation 6
  7. 7. Why Use QR Codes? • Helps everyone get to he same place online at the same time • Supports using video, audio, visual resources inside and outside the classroom • Teachers and students can create them • Feels like Magic 7
  8. 8. QR Codes in Real Life B C A D E F G 8
  9. 9. Steps to Using in Education 1. First consider what is the learning goal 2. Make sure you and your students have devices that can read QR Codes 3. If devices do not have QR Code Readers, take time out to download the appropriate app some days before you plan to use QR Codes in class 4. Create the QR Codes you need 9
  10. 10. QR Codes in Education 10
  11. 11. Image with Narration • To hear about this photo, go to this link http://bit.ly/17nx5bO • or scan the QR Code Tools used to create this: • https://www.google.com/voice • https://www.dropbox.com/ https://vimeo.com • http://bitly.com/ 11
  12. 12. Make Your Own QR Code • • • • • Bitly https://bitly.com/ Google http://goo.gl/ ZXING http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/ Kaywa http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ ScanLife http://www.scanlife.com/en/ 12
  13. 13. Bitly 13
  14. 14. Make Your Own QR Code 1. Copy the link to the website you would like to share using a QR Code 2. Paste the link in the shorten bar in Bitly and click shorten 3. Copy the resulting shortened Bitly link and paste in the Address bar on your browser 4. Add .qr at the end of the shortened link and hit the enter key on your keyboard 5. Your QR code will show up on the screen. Right click on it to copy or save 14
  15. 15. http://bitly.com/16KMHab+ Analytics With an account you can also track how many times the URL/QR Code you created has been clicked. 15
  16. 16. • Which one is mobile friendly? 16
  17. 17. Weebly • Easy to create website for the content you want to share • Mobile enabled • Tutorial http://help.weebly.com/beginnersguide.html http://www.weebly.com http://www.puffinbrowser.com/index.php 17
  18. 18. Weebly http://nelightful.weebly.com/ 18
  19. 19. QR Codes: Applications in Education YouTube Playlist • http://bit.ly/1hm2yUF 19
  20. 20. QR Codes in Education • Make your own QR Code Scavenger Hunt! • Scavenger Hunt • 5 Real Ways To Use QR Codes In Education • QR Codes Connect Students to Books • Shambles QR Code Resource • Desktop QR Code Reader • QR Codes in Education Livebinder • 50 QR code resources for the classroom 20
  21. 21. Evaluation Form • http://bit.ly/NEvaluation 21
  22. 22. My contact info • Email: nelle@lacnyc.org • Twitter: http://twitter.com/LACNYCnell • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nell.eckersleylac • Blog: http://nelightful.wordpress.com/ • Delicious: http://www.delicious.com/nelleckersley • LINCS Technology and Literacy Discussion List: https://community.lincs.ed.gov/ 22
  23. 23. Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) LINCS provides you with the information, resources, professional development activities, and online network you need to enhance your practice and ensure your adult students receive high-quality learning opportunities. http://lincs.ed.gov/ LINCS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education. It is comprised of the Resource Collection, managed by Kratos Learning, the Regional Professional Development Centers, and the Technical Contractor, Quotient, Inc. 23
  24. 24. LINCS Makes a Difference How can LINCS help you with your work? It offers:  A Resource Collection containing high-quality, evidencebased materials in 16 topic areas;  An online Community of Practice where you can share and collaborate with your peers;  A Learning Portal where you can engage in self-paced and facilitated professional development courses; and  Four Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs) that deploy evidenced-based PD trainings to states. For a video overview of LINCS, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bq6Mdn2Qg 24
  25. 25. LINCS Technology Online Course  Title: Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom  Free, self-paced online course  Completion time: ~ 4 hours  Certificate received upon completion  Course accessible through the LINCS Learning Portal: http://lincs.ed.gov/courses 25
  26. 26. Don’t Miss a Beat; Connect with LINCS  Join the Community:  https://community.lincs.ed.gov Access the Learning Portal: http://lincs.ed.gov/courses  Search the Resource Collection: http://lincs.ed.gov/collections  Follow the latest updates: @LINCS_ED  Join our professional group: LINCS_ED  Watch webinar archives and more: LincsEd 26

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