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1 Being QR-ious Engaging Curiosity Using QR Codes in the Library Anne Bozievich Lynn Clements Wendy Fitzgerald

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 How do QR codes work? o Data is translated into a code using a QR code generator o Many free options available online

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 Link to book reviews

10 Link to book trailers

11 Link to movie information 0 Catching Fire movie trailer 0 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer movie trailer

12 Link to author websites

13 Link to information about authors 0 Biographies of Warriors series’ authors

14 Link to related content 0 Redwoods National Park 0 National Geographic bio

15 Link to related content o Natalie Merchant and “Wonder” YouTube video: Natalie Merchant singing “Wonder” Song lyrics

16 Link to related content 0 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade website

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 What apps are available to scan QR codes? o i-nigma o Beetagg o kaywa o neoreader

21 Where can I put QR codes? 0 Book covers 0 Book spines 0 Signs around the library 0 Bookmarks 0 Newsletters

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25 References 0 "7 Things you should know about QR codes." Educause. (2009): n. page. Web. 21 Apr Collins, Karla, April Knowles, and Jo Ann Molnar. "Using QR codes to engage high school learners." Library Media Connection : n. page. Print. 0 Fredrick, Kathy. "Cracking the code: Using QR codes." School Library Monthly : Print.

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