Published on March 10, 2014
Authored by Karina Barley – Diploma of Teaching, Graduate Diploma Education, Masters in Education © Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom© Tips for Teachers
2 Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom© Use a QR Code reader to learn more about Digital Learning Tree courses or visit us at www.digitallearningtree.com
3 A QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and smart phone cameras. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
4 The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be any kind of digital content, including text, URL, a document, video, and images. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
You may have seen these codes in newspapers and magazines, on promotional material, in the corner of posters and wondered what they were all about. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
While it may not have been the initial intent of this technology, QR Codes have unlimited potential in the classroom of the 21st Century learner. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
7 QR Codes can provide an alternative access format for students who need additional support in reading and writing. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
8 Using mobile devices, students can quickly gain access to information while also incorporating the use of their own literacy support apps or software. For example, if a student has trouble typing in a long, complicated URL – use a QR Code to navigate to the website instantly without typing. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
9 Or, if a student needs to read the instructions for a task set by the teacher - scan the QR Code created for these instructions using an iPad and use a text-to-speech app. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
10 The way QR Codes can be used in the classroom is only limited by our own and our students’ imagination. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
11 The number of ways to use QR Codes include: • Take students to websites without the need to type in an URL. • Provide information ‘hot spots’ throughout the classroom to access online videos, websites, text that is related to curriculum and instructional material. • Links to worksheets, daily timetables, list of work requirement etc. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
12 • Adapt text/books by including QR Codes - providing additional information via text, video and audio. • Adapt text/books by including QR Codes - providing text or audio in an alternative language. • Attach QR Codes to the classroom calendar/timetable to point to information about upcoming class events, assessment reminders, and/or tests. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
13 • QR Code scavenger hunt • Link to Flip Teaching • Link to Homework or Assignment instructions • Information for parents Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
14 Other ideas are: • For students to view YouTube clips for information. • Distribute Programs - instead of printing copies. • I have put QR codes inside books to send student to reviews of the book. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
15 • To promote the art room. All displays can have a QR code that takes the viewer to information about the art history, culture or artist. Some may link to websites, others to videos. • For students to open a file to annotate, or to open a link to a website for an online quiz or game. • General Art classes. • Link to Interactive posters. Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
• Scan a QR code to hear a book talk done by one of the teachers • Liven up bulletin boards, give parents my business card and provide a link to a slide show. • Linking up a timeline on the classroom wall to a student created wiki Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
17 Apps & Tools To Create QR Codes The i-nigma app is one of the best QR readers and works really effectively. You can add the codes to any document. Below is their website which shares how to use the app in more detail: http://www.i-nigma.com/Downloadi-nigmaReader.html Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
18 There are many websites where you can create QR codes. Here are a couple of examples: http://qrcode.kaywa.com http://qrcode-generator.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRgWRXF XLQs Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
19 Kathy Schrock’s website also has a lot of information on iPads, Androids and mobile technology. Her site has a really good section on QR codes. Click here to go to the link: http://www.schrockguide.net/qr-codes-in-the- classroom.html Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
20 I generally use the below website as it provides many options to create QR codes for a range of different things such as website links, links to YOUTUBE, creating technological business cards, links to all documents in Dropbox, images, text and so much more. Go to this website: www.qrstuff.com Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
Using a ‘bar’ reader, like i-nigma, hover over these bar codes to see all the variety of possibilities for creating QR Codes for the classroom. App List Bus Card Facebook MapKarina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
WebsitePopplet YouTube Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
Watch this great ‘Ted Talks’ video that highlights using QR codes in the classroom. http://youtu.be/NRgWRXFXLQs Karina D. Barley QR Codes in the Classroom©
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