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1 QR Codes in the Classroom Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga (www.seomraranga.com)

2 What is a QR Code? QR stands for “Quick Response” It’s a 2D code that can be read with the camera on your mobile device It’s generally square in pattern, generally black and set against a white background Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012

3 How To Read a QR Code You need to download a QR Code Reader App Lots are available in the iTunes App Store, Android Market or for Windows phone/Blackberry Most are free to download Examples are I-nigma, QR Maker, Easy QR Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012

4 How Does it Work? Open the QR Code Reader App Point it at the QR Code The App activates the camera on the mobile device This in turn will open up the correct application to handle the data embedded in the code Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012

5 What Can be Embedded in a QR Code? Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012 Almost any information can be embedded including: Website URL SMS Messages Plain Alpha-Numeric Text YouTube Video Email Address iTunes Link

6 How to Create QR Codes Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012 Use the following websites to make QR Codes www.qrstuff.com http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ http://bit.ly http://goo.gl/ www.qrvoice.net www.qrhacker.com

7 Classroom Applications Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012 Convert any long URL’s into a QR Code to make it easy for pupils to access a website Print QR Codes and hang them in the classroom for pupils to check their answers Advertise an event – write a blog post, embed the URL of the post in a QR Code, print it out and display it Stick a QR Code into a book to give pupils access to additional information on the web, view a video etc.

8 Classroom Applications Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012 Create a treasure hunt around the school using printed QR Codes Make a classroom display interactive by including QR Codes Add QR Codes to Worksheets/Handouts Make a Webquest with the links all in QR Codes Put a link to a Google Doc in a QR Code Tell a story using Talking QR Codes Play Matching Games using QR Codes

9 Classroom Applications Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012 Make a display interactive by using QR Codes

10 Classroom Applications Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012 Make a display interactive by using QR Codes

11 Workshop Activities How to make QR Codes How to make Talking QR Codes How to insert QR Codes into Worksheets Play a Matching Game Exercise QR Codes Webquest QR Code Maths Treasure Hunt QR Codes Quiz Look at a Talking QR Codes Story Take a Spelling Test Using QR Codes and Google Docs Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012

12 Resources Tom Barrett’s Interesting Ways Series (http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/)http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/ QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator (http://classtools.net/QR/)http://classtools.net/QR/ 50 QR Code Resources for the Classroom (http://t.co/eQaECIOA)http://t.co/eQaECIOA 10 QR Code Readers for the iPad (http://t.co/npQ9MKKM)http://t.co/npQ9MKKM Tony Vincent’s “Learning in Hand” Video on QR Codes (http://learninginhand.com/blog/learning-in-hand-25-qr- codes.html)http://learninginhand.com/blog/learning-in-hand-25-qr- codes.html Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012

13 Contact Seomra Ranga www.seomraranga.comwww.seomraranga.com Nollaig Shona www.nollaigshona.iewww.nollaigshona.ie Twitter: @seomraranga Facebook: http://facebook.com/SeomraRangahttp://facebook.com/SeomraRanga Email: info@seomraranga.cominfo@seomraranga.com Presentation: www.slideshare.net/seomrarangawww.slideshare.net/seomraranga Damien Quinn, Seomra Ranga, ICT in Education Conference, May 19th, 2012


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