Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tech Tip Tuesday - QR Codes in the Classroom




What is it?
  • A Quick Response, 2 dimensional bar code.

Purpose
  • Direct students to a website without using a link.
  • Encourages students to use their mobile devices or a device with a webcam.
  • Gets students excited about learning the content and using different technology.

QR Codes can link to:
  • websites
  • videos
  • pictures
  • an email address
  • a SMS text message
  • phone number
  • contact

How do you make one?  Visit one of these sites:


Insert the URL address, shorten it and be sure you hit details to get the option to create the qr code.



qrcode.kaywa




How do I capture a QR Code?
  • Use Windows Snipping Tool
  • Install Jing and save the image to your computer

How do I read a QR Code?
  • an application to scan the QR code will need to be installed on their device.
  • QuickMark Code Reader is one application that can be used. It is available at the Apple Market.
  • UBscanner is available at the Google Play Market.

Can I create an audio QR Code?



1 comment:

  1. Just started using it, and I'm pleased.
    I use many Google forms to collect students plans for today. Formerly I emailed them a link to this form.

    Past weeks I started creating QR's in a sheet (http://goo.gl/mcwsVy) and made a screenshot on my N7. Presenting the image from my device did the job!

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