33 Replies Latest reply on Jun 18, 2012 7:57 AM by holmesg

    Cell Phones and QR Codes in Schools

      Earlier this week I gave a webinar on using Cell Phones and QR Codes in education. You can listen to the recording here.

       

      http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=5&d=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.diigo.com%2Fuser%2Fjutecht%2FqrcodesYou can view all the resources that we talked about be scanning the QR Code or be clicking here.

      http://www.diigo.com/user/jutecht/qrcodesWhat makes QR Codes so powerful is there ease of use and their flexibility. Visit any of the QR Code generator links in the list and within seconds you can have a QR code that can be scanned and take people to a website, give them a message, put a place mark on a map, and much more. I covered the basics of using QR Codes in a blog post in November and since then teachers have been finding unique ways to use them in their classrooms.

       

      Cell Phones are the 1:1 devices of the future. Latest report show that there are about 5 Billion cell phones in the world. They are not evenly distributed but they are the fast growing form of communication we have today. Many of our students, especially in middle school and high school already carry a cell phone and it would be safe to say that most of our parents due. So how do we use this device that almost everyone has to engage them with content, information, and a little fun?

       

      The power of QR Codes is that they are just pictures. Once you download the picture you can put it anywhere in the physical world and have people digitally interact with content.

       

      The possibilities of these little squares, I believe, is exciting. Have a listen to the recording, check out the links, and then share how you see these being used in your classroom/school.