A QR (quick response) code is a two dimension barcode. Because it is two dimensional it can hold much more information then a regular barcode. You need to use a camera to “scan” the code and software (or an app) to read the code. This is easily achieved with the many smart phones on the market. Laptops, iPads, iPods, and even desktop computers with an attached camera can all read QR codes.
A useful way of thinking of QR codes is that they link the physical world (the poster, print out, room, or physical object) to the electronic (web resource, text information) or facilitating communication (SMS message, phone call).
Museums use them to provide audio tours to patrons as they walk around the exhibits.
Korea has installed “virtual stores” at train stations where commuters can scan there choices using their phones, and the groceries will be delivered to their home. (sign me up!)
QR BUSINESS CARDS Moo minicards (100 for $19.99)
MANY BUSINESS USE THEM FOR ADVERTISEMENTS/COUPONS
AUDIO RECORDINGS OF REFLECTIONS This art teacher asked the students to write a reflection of a work of art. The students then recorded their reflection in audioboo. This app provided a web address linked to the audio boo, which the students used in the qr code creation website. Parent can scan the code & listen to their students presentation. A great addition to open house.
USE QR CODES TO REVIEW CONTENT You can use codes to send students to review videos, worksheets or audios. It can be used at the top of a review sheet to check answers.
PROVIDE THE STUDENTS MULTIPLE CODES ON A SCAVENGER HUNT REVIEW GAME. EACH CODE CAN LINK THEM TO A QUESTION (TEXT), A WEB SITE, IMAGE, OR SOUND RECORDING.
INVOLVE YOUR CLASS, THE WHOLE SCHOOL AND/OR THE COMMUNITY
LINKING TO FREE EBOOKS http://www.gutenberg.org/
BOOK REVIEWS Create book trailers in iMovie (animoto etc…) post it on the web (or save it in Dropbox, or Google Drive) Make a QR code and put the code right in the book so students can watch the book trailer and be encouraged to read.
LINK PARENTS TO RESOURCES Label things around the room with codes (these were made adorable with square black paper plates). Instead of everyone standing in line to speak with you, they can circulate around the room and scan things to hear/read more information about what is going on in your room.
A PLETHORA OF OTHER IDEAS Include a QR code at the top of work sheets that link to a voice recording, pencast, or video of you modeling the process of the homework Attach a code at the top of a handout with a link to the standard you are working on Place a QR code outside your door with contact information, so a visitor can contact you f “Dump” QR codes around the school with lunch menu links, debate topics, positive affirmations Record science labs, store them somewhere you can link to, create a code for each one, and place on the calendar on the date. Students who need a review to write the lab, or were absent can scan and go! Differentiate question with different codes (if the students are using an ipad, they can blow up the font as well) Use a code in areas that need troubleshooting (databases, independent centers) Conduct surveys easily
MORE IDEAS ON HOW & WHERE TO USE QR CODES QR Codes in the news http://mashable.com/follow/topics/qr-codes/ 50 QR code resources for the classroom http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-qr-code-resources-for-the- classroom/16093 http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-qr-code-resources-for-the- classroom/16093 Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything http://www.schrockguide.net/qr- codes-in-the-classroom.htmlhttp://www.schrockguide.net/qr- codes-in-the-classroom.html Handouts from the conference I attended http://www.eastauroraschools.org/Page/4267 http://www.eastauroraschools.org/Page/4267 You Tube Videos: Create QR flashcards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VPwzCF0zEIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VPwzCF0zEI Creating 101 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjE6ko_WOfchttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjE6ko_WOfc Creating QR Codes for the Classroom with Kaywa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iDsBeF7uuw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iDsBeF7uuw
QR CODE CREATION http://www.qrstuff.com/ My favorite, lets you download, print, email code, image on screen is “live”, lets you make a qr code for almost everything in COLOR ! http://www.qrstuff.com/ http://www.qurify.com/ Quick, easy, no bells or whistles http://www.qurify.com/ http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ Most Popular http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ http://qrvoice.net/ Creates a synthized voice QR Code…Fun with lots of potential http://qrvoice.net/ QR Treasure Hunt Generator: http://www.classtools.net/QR/create.php http://www.classtools.net/QR/create.php Bookmarklet plugin lets you make a QR code for any website you visit on your computer http://www.activehistory.co.uk/QR/bookmarklet/ http://www.activehistory.co.uk/QR/bookmarklet/
QR SCANNERS FOR YOUR IPOD/IPAD/PHONE i-nigma http://www.i-nigma.com/Downloadi- nigmaReader.html Reader works on all deviceshttp://www.i-nigma.com/Downloadi- nigmaReader.html Qrafter- free app (ipads) Kaywa http://reader.kaywa.com/getit works on most deviceshttp://reader.kaywa.com/getit
NOW LETS PLAY…. USE YOUR OWN DEVICE OR ONE NEAR YOUR SEAT If you have any questions ask… I would love to help you figure this out….Enjoy