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Being QR-ious Engaging Curiosity Using QR Codes in the Library Anne Bozievich Lynn Clements Wendy Fitzgerald
So what are QR codes? o QR stands for ‘quick-response’ o Technical definition: a machine-readable object hyperlink o 2-dimensional barcodes o Contain URLs o Direct people to places where they can learn more information
Why not use barcodes? o QR codes contain much more information than one-dimensional barcodes o Barcodes contain up to 20 numbers o QR codes contain thousands of alphanumeric characters (4,296) o QR codes can be read from left to right and also up and down
Where can I find QR codes? o Product labels o Billboards and signs o Magazines o Hershey Park o Restaurant menus o Newsletters o Annual reports o State parks
How do QR codes work? o Data is translated into a code using a QR code generator o Many free options available online http://www.qrstuff.com/ http://www.quikqr.com/ http://goqr.me/
How do QR codes work? o Information is decoded using any mobile device that has a QR code reader (a free app) o Just point your device towards the code to scan it o Your device will redirect you to the webpage corresponding to the coded information
Size and Location o Be sure your QR code is large enough to scan o Safe size: 1.25 x 1.25 inch square o Be careful about placement. Avoid: o Reflective surfaces o Corners of a package o Folds o QR codes need some white space around them in order to be read properly
Creating “smart objects” o Linking physical objects to the online world creates “smart objects” o Example: taping a QR code to the front of a library book or inside the front cover makes it a smart object
Link to information about authors 0 Biographies of Warriors series’ authors
Link to related content 0 Redwoods National Park 0 National Geographic bio
Link to related content o Natalie Merchant and “Wonder” YouTube video: Natalie Merchant singing “Wonder” Song lyrics
Link to related content 0 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website
Link to databases or the OPAC 0 Help students who are performing research navigate to your resources quickly and easily Friendship Elementary OPAC York County Public Libraries
What are the benefits of using QR codes? o Provide in-the-minute access to information o Learning can occur outside the library in the real world o QR codes break down the library’s 4 walls o Supported by devices students already have and know how to use
How can I make my own QR codes? 0 Open any internet browser, and perform a search for “QR code generator” 0 Copy the URL of the website you want to link your QR code to into the QR code generator 0 Follow the generator’s instructions 0 After your QR code is created, download and save it on your computer 0 Copy and paste the QR code into your document, and print! QR code for QR Stuff generator
What apps are available to scan QR codes? o i-nigma o Beetagg o kaywa o neoreader
Where can I put QR codes? 0 Book covers 0 Book spines 0 Signs around the library 0 Bookmarks 0 Newsletters
References 0 "7 Things you should know about QR codes." Educause. (2009): n. page. Web. 21 Apr. 2013.. 0 Collins, Karla, April Knowles, and Jo Ann Molnar. "Using QR codes to engage high school learners." Library Media Connection. 10 2012: n. page. Print. 0 Fredrick, Kathy. "Cracking the code: Using QR codes." School Library Monthly. 02 2013: 25-27. Print.
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