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 What is a QR Code?  How can I create and read a QR Code?  How can I use a QR Code in my classroom? By: Caitlin Harbison.

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1  What is a QR Code?  How can I create and read a QR Code?  How can I use a QR Code in my classroom? By: Caitlin Harbison

2  QR Codes (Quick Response Codes)- first invented by Denso-Wave, a subsidiary of the Toyota Group, and were used to track parts in the vehicle manufacturing industry.  Two dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones, iPads, computers etc.  Can be found on food packages, movie billboards, receipts, magazines, textbooks and almost anywhere else!  Link to websites, videos, conversations, texts, coupons, contact information, etc.  Most frequently used for marketing but can also be seen in places such as classrooms or work environments.

3  Several websites can convert URL codes into QR Codes. Some websites also allow users to enter information (phone numbers, addresses, pictures, etc.) that can then be converted into QR codes.  Once converted, QR codes can be downloaded and attached to advertisements, books, food packaging, presentations, pictures, phone numbers, resumes etc.  QR Codes can be read using QR Reader’s that must be downloaded onto camera equipped device.  Info. embedded in the barcode image is scanned with iPad/iPhone, Android, PC, etc., which then opens up in a browser.

4  QR Code Generators:  Kaywa QR Codes-  QR Stuff.com-  Qurify- (creates QR codes with image behind it)  QR Code Readers:  iPhone/iPad- QR Reader, Quick Scan, RedLaser…  Android- QR Droid, Barcode Scanner, BarCode Generator/Reader  Desktop Computer- CodeTwo QR Code Desktop Reader, Qrreader *Some generators and readers can be found on one tool

5  Benefits of QR Codes:  Easy to create and read, saves time, enhances learning, provides helpful resources, creates more engaging lessons, provides information to parents…  “Black & White and Scanned All Over”  Other Examples:  Put codes inside books and printed material to enhance information (could be good for gifted students).  QR Code with answers embedded can be placed on homework handouts, worksheets, etc.  Scavenger Hunts, Webquests  Advertising school events  Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything provides teacher submitted ideas 

6  No internet access in schools  “No Phone” policy  Few or no iPad’s/other camera equipped devices in classroom  Can be difficult to scan

7  Biersdorfer, J. D. Retrieved from 011/03/01/qa-make-a-quick-qr-code/  Burns, M. (, January). Five reasons i love using qr codes in [Web log message]. Retrieved from qr-codes-in-classroom-monica-burnshttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/using-  Jacob, L. (2010). Black and white and scanned all over[Theater]. Available fromhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ayW032sKtj8&feature=youtu.be  Schrock, K. (n.d.). Retrieved from in-the-classroom.html

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