Ed. Tech. Report
Volume 1 Issue 11
The QR Code - Tiny Box. . . Big Information
These little boxes present some intriguing possibilities for education. I've used them at conferences to easily provide my website address to attendees. This article from Free Technology for Teachers describes how teachers might create treasure hunts for their students using QR codes. Finally, what an interesting way to display student work! As discussed below, Cindy Smith's 7th grade Computer Information Technologies students will have their work displayed through QR codes for the Middle School Open House on Wednesday, April 29, from 3:30 - 7!
Interested in checking out some QR code generators? Kaywa QR Code is a great place to start! This source allows for the unlimited creation of static QR codes and a limited number of dynamic QR codes. The difference between the two? Dynamic codes can be changed when needed. How about QR readers? A quick search in your mobile device's app store will return numerous results. I run QR Code Reader on my Android telephone and it works just fine!
Want to discuss how you might use QR codes in your classroom? Schedule an appointment!
Weekly Trivia: What does the "QR" in QR Code stand for?
Using a web resource called Thinglink, students have taken maps of their countries and turned them into interactive pictures where the viewer has the ability to access various hotspots around the map and be shown pictures, videos, articles, and just about any kind of information you can imagine about the country! A true highlight for the students was a creation of a travel video using Animoto, a video-editing web resource. These videos are embedded on the map as an interactive hotspot. Finally, QR codes were created for each of these interactive maps.
Want to see some of the finished product? Check these examples! Want to see more? Come to the Middle School Open House on Wednesday, April 29, from 3:30 - 7.