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Kay Cantwell
Education Officer : Digital Learning
ResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education




     QR Codes in the Library.
What is a QR Code
anyway?
                                 up to 4000 alpha-numeric characters -

 12 Digits - read horizontally   read horizontally and vertically
What do they do?
'Quick' response access to:

 ●A short piece of text
 ●Website address
 ●Email address
 ●Phone number

Anything embedded online can be accessed in
one click; images, videos, podcasts, maps...
What do you need?

A device* with
+ a camera
+ an internet connection
+ code reader software


*device can be...a 'smart'phone, iPod touch,
iPad, laptop, desktop....
How do you create QR
codes?
How do you create QR
codes?
One useful tip
One website, two qr codes...




http://www.amazon.com/Scan-Me-      http://amzn.to/IK5NBn
Everybodys-Guide-
Magical/dp/0965900037/ref=sr_1_1?
ie=UTF8&qid=1336095954&sr=8-
1#reader_0965900037
URL shortener tools
Where did it begin?




           cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://flickr.
           com/photos/cogdog/2911375031/
QR Codes & Pedagogy
  ● Accessible
  ● Self-directed / autonomous learners
  ● Gamification
                                                                  ●       Simplicity
                                                                  ●       Personalised
                                                                  ●       Relevant
                                                                  ●       Contextualised

Drawn from Smarter, simple, social: QR codes & beyond by Anne Bartlett-Bragg under a Creative Commons
License http://www.slideshare.net/AnneBB/smarter-simple-social-qr-codes-
beyond
QR Codes in the Library:
Augment reality - make your books interactive.
QR Codes in the Library
Enhance and update textbooks or other titles
QR Codes in the Library
Set up a QR Reader station for students to
hear reviews by other students before they
select.



                                       View the entire
                                       video here:
QR Codes in the Library
               Direct students and
               school staff to the
               library website/blog
               when promoting
               library/reading
               events around the
               school.
QR Codes in the Library
Bring 'outsiders' inside; and use a QR code
creator that counts scans such as snap.vu to
see if it is being used...

                                      Read the post about
                                      this here:
QR Codes in the Library
Use http://www.qrstuff.com/ to create coloured
QR Codes to denote different types of
information or different sections in the library;
e.g. green = fiction, red = non fiction
QR Codes in the Library
Create a virtual tour of the library
Remember to consider:
                                                                             □ Provide adequate time for users to
     □ Value adding for the customer
                                                                             scan
     □ Minimize the amount of data stored
                                                                             □ Assist users in finding a mobile
     in the barcode (shorten urls)
                                                                             barcode reader
     □ Track campaign scan analytics
                                                                             □ Tell users what happens upon
                                                                             scanning
     □ Place barcodes in scannable
     locations
                                                                             □ Provide a barcode back-up or
                                                                             alternative
     □ Test barcodes to ensure
     scannability
                                                                             □ Link to a smartphone-friendly
                                                                             destination

Adapted from at Mobile Tag Marketing by Angie Schottmuller http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
QR Codes in the Library
 Need more ideas or info?




46 Interesting Ways...   A primer on QR Codes   Mobile learning posters
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Hip to be square:QR Codes for Libraries

  • 1. It's Hip to be Square Kay Cantwell Education Officer : Digital Learning ResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education QR Codes in the Library.
  • 2. What is a QR Code anyway? up to 4000 alpha-numeric characters - 12 Digits - read horizontally read horizontally and vertically
  • 3. What do they do? 'Quick' response access to: ●A short piece of text ●Website address ●Email address ●Phone number Anything embedded online can be accessed in one click; images, videos, podcasts, maps...
  • 4. What do you need? A device* with + a camera + an internet connection + code reader software *device can be...a 'smart'phone, iPod touch, iPad, laptop, desktop....
  • 5. How do you create QR codes?
  • 6. How do you create QR codes?
  • 7. One useful tip One website, two qr codes... http://www.amazon.com/Scan-Me- http://amzn.to/IK5NBn Everybodys-Guide- Magical/dp/0965900037/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1336095954&sr=8- 1#reader_0965900037
  • 9. Where did it begin? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://flickr. com/photos/cogdog/2911375031/
  • 10. QR Codes & Pedagogy ● Accessible ● Self-directed / autonomous learners ● Gamification ● Simplicity ● Personalised ● Relevant ● Contextualised Drawn from Smarter, simple, social: QR codes & beyond by Anne Bartlett-Bragg under a Creative Commons License http://www.slideshare.net/AnneBB/smarter-simple-social-qr-codes- beyond
  • 11. QR Codes in the Library: Augment reality - make your books interactive.
  • 12. QR Codes in the Library Enhance and update textbooks or other titles
  • 13. QR Codes in the Library Set up a QR Reader station for students to hear reviews by other students before they select. View the entire video here:
  • 14. QR Codes in the Library Direct students and school staff to the library website/blog when promoting library/reading events around the school.
  • 15. QR Codes in the Library Bring 'outsiders' inside; and use a QR code creator that counts scans such as snap.vu to see if it is being used... Read the post about this here:
  • 16. QR Codes in the Library Use http://www.qrstuff.com/ to create coloured QR Codes to denote different types of information or different sections in the library; e.g. green = fiction, red = non fiction
  • 17. QR Codes in the Library Create a virtual tour of the library
  • 18. Remember to consider: □ Provide adequate time for users to □ Value adding for the customer scan □ Minimize the amount of data stored □ Assist users in finding a mobile in the barcode (shorten urls) barcode reader □ Track campaign scan analytics □ Tell users what happens upon scanning □ Place barcodes in scannable locations □ Provide a barcode back-up or alternative □ Test barcodes to ensure scannability □ Link to a smartphone-friendly destination Adapted from at Mobile Tag Marketing by Angie Schottmuller http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
  • 19. QR Codes in the Library Need more ideas or info? 46 Interesting Ways... A primer on QR Codes Mobile learning posters