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Regional Manager for iD Tech, Technology Summer Camp for Ages 7-17

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Every year I write many training seminars in preparation to train our summer staff at iD Tech Camps http://www.iDTech.com/jobs. This article has inspired me to change things up a bit this year by using QR Codes to split staff into groups, help them find their way around college campuses, easily direct them to parts of the curriculum we are discussing, etc. I'm sure I'll find other ways to use them as well so I'll comment again to share those ideas once I'm finished. Thanks again!

Didn't realize how great QR

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Didn't realize how great QR codes are in the classroom until I went to a middle school conference 3 weeks ago. I had an opportunity to attend a session about QR codes. In the session, the teacher gave us several suggestions on how to incorporate them. One suggestion she gave was for the elementary level. As they are reading through a picture book she tapes QR codes throughout the book. When they get to that page, they scan their QR code and it takes them to a game or video that elaborates more on that idea. She also talked how the art teacher used them. The students created these 3D sculptures and one night she invited the parents to come in for a showing. One parents went to a sculpture, there was a QR code attached. When they scanned the QR code, it was linked to a video of the student describing their art project. The parents just loved it! I am hoping to incorporate this idea in a couple weeks with our science fair project. Students will be completing a science experiment and going through the steps of the scientific method. Instead of making a tri-fold board or poster, my students will be creating a video explain the steps they went through, their hypothesis, results, etc. The parents will be able to link to the video through a QR code. We have a set of iPod's available at our school which will be helpful for those parents that do not have a smartphone. Great article though! I am glad that we are finding new and creative ways to use technology in our classrooms. Our students love it!

Thank you to AL Tucker! I did

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Thank you to AL Tucker! I did a little scrolling through previous blog posts, and saw that he already answered a similar question I had for someone else. FYI: the program he linked @ http://dansl.net/qrreader/ definitely does work for anyone running MAC OS 10.6. Now I am ready to start printing my QR labels and having fun in my classroom!

Success with Macbook?

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Hi Everyone! This concept is amazing!! I have played with these little QR codes on my iphone in magazines, at dept stores etc..., and I had heard rumors they were being used in classrooms. I just never knew how until now. The idea of linking lengthy URLs to a QR code is great. I teach 3rd grade, and typing these is always a challenge. I typically have to work ahead and drop hyperlinks on classroom webpages, but that can't always be done. The Macbooks I use in my classroom are equipped with isight cameras, so this is possible for me. Can anyone recommend a good app that has a proven track record with that type of machine? Thanks!

The Daring Librarian

Thank you, Kim!

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Aww thank you, Kim for the kind shout-out! I DO love QR codes & have created QR Code Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plans & Comic Tutorials (Hint: Google Daring Comic QR Code Tutorial to find more! ) But I love LOVE these ideas, too!
Power to the QR! Cheers!
~Gwyneth Jones
The Daring Librarian

Commercial Art and Graphics Instructor, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

You can also use them with

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You can also use them with computers (laptops usually) that are equipped with a web cam. Use this free application to get a laptop to read a QR code: http://dansl.net/qrreader/ Here is a great video of a child demonstrating how it works: http://youtu.be/hSA3YsBy_pU

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Thank you for your ideas for QR Codes. I'm crazy about their potential in the classroom! Here's my recent blog post about ways to make them more dynamic and colorful!! http://www.yoursmarticles.blogspot.com

Yes, you can have students

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Yes, you can have students use a computer to scan a QR code. I have examples and resources that I shared in this presentation for Classroom 2.0 LIVE - http://live.classroom20.com/1/post/2012/02/qr-codes-in-the-classroom.html along with my Slideshare.net presentation http://www.slideshare.net/kcaise/innovative-ways-to-use-qr-codes-in-clas.... Gwyneth Jones is also a great resource for using QR codes on her campus. She is a librarian and is also known as 'The Daring LIbrarian and has a great blog featuring the ways she QR codes: http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/.

Kim Caise, NBCT, M.Ed.
Classroom 2.0 LIVE Co-Host
http://kimcaise.com

Yes it can

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Do you know if iPads come with a QR code reader? If not, what readers do you recommend for iPads and most prevalent BYOD?

Of course it can.
i-nigma is an excellent free app for both ipad or iphone.
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/i-nigma-qr-code-data-matrix/id388923203?...

Of course it can. i-nigma is

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Of course it can.
i-nigma is an excellent free app for both ipad or iphone.
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/i-nigma-qr-code-data-matrix/id388923203?...

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