View the Recording- http://engageteachers.connectpro.acrobat.com/p39417120/
You've probably started seeing these scan codes popping up around your neighborhood, in stores, on packages, and in airports. If you haven't then you will be seeing them soon. They're called QR Codes or "Quick Reference" codes and they are taking the world by storm.
On December 1st Jeff Utecht hosted a webinar and explored with participants the possibilities of using QR Codes in the classroom and with the larger school community.
Attached is a PDF that includes resources shared in that webinar, a few Q&A items and the chat.
There were some technological difficulties with this webinar but after editing the audio or "conversation" from the webinar still provides a good overview of the presentation.
Very informative! Thank you Ms. Fischer.
This can be a good research topic for my MIT graduate project study. Is there anyone who have worked on this kind of project? I will be very grateful if you can share some resources so I can thoroughly understand the structure of the system.
Julia, I don't use my cell for scanning scan codes, but I have started having my teachers use their phones during trainings. I have started using polleverywhere.com to show them how the cell phone call be properly used. Up here in Yavapai County, we will be hosting a "Software Showcase" in September and there will be a lot of Admin and IT people in attendance. I plan on modeling correct use and behavior of the cell in the classroom. Hopefully some doors will start to open slightly!
At one time, I believed that, but with the capability of what the cell phone can do, it just a good technology resource. Of course, it must be used correctly and with guidelines that are followed. We at eNetColorado are teaching a course "Using Cell Phones as Learning Tools within the Classroom" The course has been very successful. One quick example is for using them as a quick assessment of if the students understands a concept-- much like a clicker.
I know the cell phone is not going to go away and one that we need to prepare and embrace in some form.
My principal was somewhat surprised at our "Back to School" this fall. I had QR codes posed for the blogs of my 7th and 9th grade science classes. I wanted to make sure he understood how the QR code works. Several parents have contacted me expressing their appreciation for the updated blog posts that help them know what their student is learning. I agree Cell Phones are NOT going away - embrace technology or GET OUT OF THE WAY!
What a fantastic idea! What a great way to get parents involved especially in the high school. We know that parents use their cell phones more and more. Even now the school management systems have a mobile accessibility piece so that grades can be checked on cell phones.
It will take some training for administration, but once they see what a great tool, great things can happen! I will definitely share this idea with our participating teachers.
My principal was surprised at what a QR code shows. When he dropped by my room, I had to explain it to him. He, then used his iPad and scanned the code. I can only describe his face as "shocked" when he saw how quickly the QR code directed him to an individual class blog. Progress is SLOW, but I'm encouraged by what I observed!
Rec'd information on how a Physical Education teacher uses QR codes.... very impressive.
Stacey - New York