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QR codes in the classroom: tools and lesson plans

Wednesday 17 April 2013
by Laurence Bernard

Qr codes in class... I decided to look into the subject and try some of the stuff below.

Tools

- Qr code reading application on smartphones or tablets: I use "QR Droid" for Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=la.droid.qr
Lots of apps are available, depending on your system, you will always find one for free in the store....

- Generate Qr codes that can hide different types of information/data : urls (and link to almost anything on the web, text, profile, as well as places on Google maps.
http://qrcodegenerator.com/

- Create audio Qr codes (synthetic voice, choose your language : scan this article’s QR code logo to test the result.
http://qrvoice.net/

- Create QR codes with a background picture
http://www.visualead.com

- Generate a series of ten QR codes for a treasure hunt
http://www.classtools.net/QR/

I will experiment QR code activities based on the following readings.

- How to set up a QR Code Treasure Hunt with the QR Treasure Hunt Generator!
http://www.activehistory.co.uk/Miscellaneous/menus/history_mystery/qr.php

- on Pinterest: QR codes lessons and activities
http://pinterest.com/jnase1/qr-codes-lessons-and-activities/

Just a few great examples of what I found there...

- 40 ways to use QR codes in the classroom - slideshow
http://fr.slideshare.net/jonesytheteacher/40-interesting-ways-to-use-qr-codes-in-the-classroom

- Make your own Scavenger hunt
http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=4211

QR codes and I

- A tutorial to create QR codes with background pictures using visualead.com
http://absolutenglish.org/spip.php?article63

- A project for my students: create a new version of Monopoly using Qr codes and geolocation
http://absolutenglish.org/IMG/itecgame/monopolitec-mindmap.html
inspired and adapted from this scenario iTEC cycle 4
http://itec.aalto.fi/scenario/gps-enabled-learning-games/

- QR Codes for Absolutenglish - how to implement Qr codes in Spip.
http://absolutenglish.org/spip.php?breve8