WHAT are QR
(Quick Response) codes?
A QR code is a matrix barcode readable by smartphones, mobile devices
with cameras and more
Typically seen as white squares with black geometric shapes (also multicolor codes and logos)
Information such as text, a URL or other data can be easily encoded using a
QR Code generator
Users point their device, scan, and are quickly taken to the encoded data
http://qrcodetracking.com/qr-code-technology/ - beQRious
“Black & White and Scanned All Over” by McGuffey School District
in Claysville, PA http://www.edlio.com/blog/2011/08/the-ultimateeducators-guide-to-qr-codes/
The World’s Largest QR Code
QR code was originally invented in 1994 by Denso Wave, a
Toyota subsidiary, as a way to track vehicles as they were
assembled, and to scan components at high speeds. While
Denso Wave does hold the patent on the technology, it has
granted free license on it, going so far as to publish the spec
online, and allowing anyone to use it.
Can not only hold 100 times more data than 1D barcodes and
they can also be digitally scanned by anyone with a phone.
http://www.qrcode.com/en/history/ - A History from
WHO uses them?
Tracking Vehicles – 1st use Japan
Marketing and Advertising
WHAT is potential?
QR Codes Kill Kittens – To use or not to use?
WTF QR Codes: http://wtfqrcodes.com
According to Scanbuy, which creates QR codes for brands, 13
million scans were processed in 2012 and ScanLife said it
processed 18 million scans via its ScanBuy application in Q1 2013.
Fad, trend, practical?
How long will QR codes stick around?
Does it matter? What’s next…
What if you don’t have a phone?
generate a code of your voice
WHERE can you find them?
Largest HUMAN QR Code – those are umbrellas!
40 Outrageous Examples of QR Codes:
QR Code Faces reveal music:
The installation view of Kyle Trowbridge's The Politics of Time at Dorsch Gallery.
Image courtesy the gallery. Miami.
Mini Masters has
+ Netherlands-basedplayful yet artistic creatively turnedbeautiful
of QR codes into a
idea. Other than
decoration pieces, their ceramic tiles are embedded with a
unique QR code that sends inspirational or funny quotations
to anyone who scans them using a smartphone.
Jeannette Paillan, a Mapuche documentary filmmaker, was the inspiration for
this 2012 textile, titled Lukutuwe (Fertility). Scanning the QR code embedded
in the tapestry reveals a quotation from Paillan, in Spanish, about the importance
of sustaining the Mapuche language. (Ronald Dunlap)
art is created entirely by
+ The QR codescanned by either a tablet hand, but is fully functional
and can be
or a smartphone.
The creation of the entire collection was recorded as a video
which is just over five minutes in length, but is fascinating
enough to make it worth the time it takes to watch it.
WHEN will YOU use them?
Scavenger Hunts & Games
Great Resource: http://www.schrockguide.net/qr-codes-inthe-classroom.html
Professional Development WIKI
Smartphone and mobile research shows exponential growth in mobile
use. Mobile year in Review 2012:
2013 stats - 1 in 5 have scanned a qr code in 2013
Added value content
Easy & low threshold for technology
Keep us connected
Saves Paper & Time
Free converter sites:
What if someone doesn’t have a phone? They works on
QR Code Lesson in AP 2-D
Incorporate the use of QR codes in the arts to enhance a
photograph beyond the still image.
Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and
Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving
authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to
students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media
Personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse