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QR Codes in the Classroom - PETE & C


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Presented at the PETE & C Conference, February, 2011

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QR Codes in the Classroom - PETE & C

  1. 1. QR Codes in the Classroom Al Tucker Chester County Intermediate Unit PETE & C February, 2011
  2. 2. What are QR Codes? <ul><li>Developed by Denso-Wave to help inventory auto parts in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>QR = “Quick Response” </li></ul><ul><li>QR codes can be read in two directions=store more data </li></ul><ul><li>They are free </li></ul>Background How it works The Nuts and Bolts of #QR Codes David Hopkins Bournemouth University
  3. 3. Related Statistics <ul><li>Global mobile data traffic grew 2.6-fold in 2010, nearly tripling for the third year in a row . </li></ul><ul><li>Last year's mobile data traffic was three times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 48 million people in the world who have mobile phones, even though they do not have electricity at home . </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, 3 million tablets were connected to the mobile network, and each tablet generated 5 times more traffic than the average smart phone . </li></ul>Cisco ® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update Cisco Visual Networking Index 2/1/2011
  4. 4. Basic Use of QR Codes Smart Phone
  5. 5. QR Code Marketing Examples
  6. 6. QR Code Marketing Examples Japan Trends
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kerem Erkan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>createqrcode </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zxing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kaywa </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beetag </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Snap-Vu </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>DANSL – Desktop Reader </li></ul><ul><li>iCandy – Commercially tagged codes </li></ul>QR Code Generators Desktop Readers <ul><li>Apple App Store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qrafter, Quickmark, NeoReader, Optiscan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Android Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickmark, Zxing Barcode Scanner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generic Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kaywa </li></ul></ul>Smartphone Readers <ul><li>Firefox: QR Link Maker </li></ul><ul><li>Chrome: URS Shortener , QR Code Tag Extension </li></ul>Generator Browser Plug-Ins
  8. 8. Practical Uses
  9. 9. In the Classroom: great ideas <ul><li>38 Interesting Ways* to Use QR Codes in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>and tips </li></ul>EDTE.CH Blog Tom Barrett Mobile Zebra Laura Jacob McGuffey School District
  10. 10. The Daring Librarian Gwyneth Jones
  11. 11. Pros, Cons & Issues <ul><li>Speed of getting to steered content </li></ul><ul><li>Peak an interest in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Students are creating content </li></ul><ul><li>Access to networks and hardware-potential cost to students </li></ul><ul><li>Not for those timid with technology use-know your students’ skill levels </li></ul><ul><li>Size and density of the codes </li></ul><ul><li>Overuse </li></ul>Pros Cons/Potential Issues
  12. 12. Additional Resources QR Codes in Education Livebinder Steven Anderson Diigo Links on QR Codes Al Tucker
  13. 13. Session Number: LL08 Session Title: Using QR Codes in Education Act 48 Code:               LL083052