Scanning QR codes at Union University

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In the past year, I’ve really become fascinated with QR codes, that’s quick response codes.  These little crazy square thingies are popping up everywhere—even on t-shirts!  Did you know they’ve been used in Japan for about 15 years. Who knew?

I’ve gathered up some resources here that I use in professional development workshops with K-12 teachers and higher education faculty.  So, give a bunch of these a go.  If you know of others, be sure to leave them in the comments so everyone can get them.

Quick Videos to Explain QR Codes

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGOfp_z9ZlI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43886f2c06I[/youtube]

QR Code Generators

  • Goo.gl | QR codes are automatically generated with URL shortener
  • Snap.vu
  • Bitly.com | QR codes are automatically generated with URL shortener
  • QRjumps.com | Registered users get larger sizes & URL bundles
  • GoQR.me | Size options and download & embed options
  • QRstuff.com | Lots of options for things to encode

Desktop QR Code Readers

Integration Ideas

 

Signs to Use with Professional Development

 

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About Michael M Grant

Dr. Michael M. Grant is a passionate professor, researcher, and consultant. He works with faculty members, schools and universities, and districts to integrate technology meaningfully and improve teaching and learning. When 140 characters just won't work, then he blogs here at Viral-Notebook.com. He has a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful daughters, who will change the world.

2 Thoughts on “QR Code Resourcery #mlearning

  1. Jongpil cheon on July 5, 2011 at 1:28 am said:

    Thank you for the useful information.

    Watch the following video. It is not educational use of QR code, but it shows a great example of using QR for business.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGaVFRzTTP4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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