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Quick Response - QR Codes


To add a QR Reader application to your phone or mobile device, do a Google search for your device along with "QR reader".

Code generators:

Delivr, ZXing QR Code Generator, GOQR.ME, QR Stuff.com, Snap.vu (can change content)
For PCs and laptops: A free and easy to use desktop QR code reader and creator can be downloaded at http://www.quickmark.com.tw/En/basic/downloadPC.asp, iCandy
Snap.vu - contents of a code generated from this site can be changed - link it to a website one day, text the next day
QR Treasure Hunt Generator : http://www.classtools.net/QR/index.php

Designing QR Codes:

QR Code and 2D Code Generator (Kerem Erkan - great with PhotoShop for designer codes)
Photoshop - Adding a Logo into a QR Code (YouTube, includes adding a background)
Easy Custom QR Codes with Photoshop (YouTube)
Putting Images Inside QR Codes (YouTube)

Create a shortened URL and a matching QR code:

goo.gl - click the details link.
Add .qr to the end of a goo.gl
address to see the QR code.

bit.ly - click "Info" page.
Add .qrcode to the end of a bit.ly
address to see the QR code.

delivr - shorten URL, QR code is shown.
qrcodeblchicentre.png
http://goo.gl/SPkp1
http://blchicentre.wikispaces.com

Ideas:

Students can access digital resources in fewer clicks.
Add QR codes to Word documents for students to check their answers.
Link to a podcast, further information.
Stickers on page of textbook or copied and pasted to handout to link to further information, Youtube, ...
Students could add QR codes to a poster or Glogster collage.
Students could add further information to an exhibition.
Students use to link to animations, sound files - assignments they are submitting.
Link to clues for treasure/scavenger hunts - send students to different locations at school or online - QR Treasure Hunt Generator, QR Code Quest (The Daring Librarian)
Information around the school - map, timetables, book information, advertise events, What's happening in school this week?,
Add to newsletters, year books.
Link to a web page promoting a school event, post around the school - "what is happening..."
Attach to equipment with explanations on how to use equipment.
Access to a wifi network, including SSID, password and kind of security.
Direct access to ebooks which have password access.
On handouts to link to where documents came from.
Students could look at how QR codes are used in marketing, real world, ...
Students list on online sticky notes on a theme using Lino-It. Link to it with a QR code for later use.
QR codes of website addresses so that students can take the links with them, share with other students.
Link a QR code to a class blog, post it on a window.
Use Snap.vu to change the content of a QR code stuck inside a book or posted on a wall.
Access a file in a public folder in DropBox, Flickr, YouTube, ...

Subject Ideas:

Science

The Periodic Table of Videos - Youtube videos of elements in the Periodic Table
http://www.flickr.com/photos/periodicvideos/5912075438/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Attach codes to 3D models such as a skeleton or brain, for students to find more information on its parts.

English

An interactive comic book adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" - http://poeinthepit.com/
(look for hidden links and QR codes).
Create a choose-your-own story - codes need to be clicked on in the correct order (as requested)

Maths

On a handout with data to graph, add a QR code linking to a graphing tool such as Create A Graph
Add a code to an assignment or each question, which links to a step-by-step process to solve a problem (podcast, SmartBoard recording, notes)

Geography

Attach snippets to tourist sites.
Add codes with information to an environment impact poster.
The QR Code Generator by Kerem Erkan links with Google Maps. Use Wikipedia for coordinates.

PE

Orienteering clues.

Art

QR code design examples, e.g. http://customqrcodes.com/story/6/QR-Code-Art:-Making-Your-Marketing-More-Interesting and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=m6sAofRTbaE
Embed codes in paintings to link to information or to extension of piece of art.
QR codes to other examples of an artist's work.

Designing QR Codes:

QR Code and 2D Code Generator (Kerem Erkan - great with PhotoShop for designer codes)
Photoshop - Adding a Logo into a QR Code (YouTube, includes adding a background)
Easy Custom QR Codes with Photoshop (YouTube)
Putting Images Inside QR Codes (YouTube)

Library

Book/series information.
Advertise an author or a series by adding a QR code with a link to a website or Youtube video.
To access subject guides, pathways, databases.
Classification scheme.
Library plan.
On library shelves to link to ebooks.
Multimedia and equipment guides - attach to equipment.
On bookmarks to access library database - search, renew,...
Add to covers of books which have references to online sites.
If you like this book, you may also like ...
To books on Michelangelo add QR codes with a link to the 360 degree tour of the Sistine Chapel :
http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html
Student audioclips or book trailers of book reviews
Authentication - use codes to help students log in to sites, e.g. ebooks or databases
Book Competition - on a poster display covers of books with QR codes to extra information

More ideas for using QR Codes:

https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_765hsdw5xcr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayW032sKtj8
http://groups.diigo.com/group/qr-codes-in-education
http://www.scoop.it/t/qr-codes-in-k-12-education
Teachers Guide on the use of QR Codes in the Classroom

Issues:

Limit text - <300 characters
Use bit.ly to shorten URLs
Beware of network charges
Access and equity
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