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Using QR Codes to Increase Productivity

in the Classroom

Margo Tripsa
Instructional Technology Coach at VIS, Qatar

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What is a QR code?
QR= quick response code (a type of 2D
barcode)
have become very popular
hold significant amount of information

What kind of data can you encode in a QR code?


text, websites
video
audio
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uti8bls0P2GNrkGGHm0Z8dsM5Yn9eQ
dc0_LIWvZfGoU/edit

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WHAT DO YOU NEED?

A QR generator app A QR reader app

-Google URL shortener


-i-Nigma
-QR code generator (web)
-The QR code generator app or -The QR code generator (any
Chrome extension device); QR code reader
-Wasp barcode
-QR Stuff
-GoQR
-Visualead

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How can these weird square codes increase productivity in the classroom?

help students access resources


help teachers share information
help teachers share student work
help students turn paper projects into multimedia projects
increase student engagement, motivation, and productivity

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IDEAS FOR CLASSROOM USE:
1) Share websites

By Lynnette Powe, Teachers Pay Teachers

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How can these weird square codes increase productivity in the
classroom?

2) Find out more about!


(science, math, art, music)

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3) Show the process behind a piece of work or teach others


(art, math, etc.)

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4) multimedia projects

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5) Book reviews
QR code bookmarks with book trailers
Create podcasts on fiction or nonfiction books
Stop and check comprehension points in a book

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6) Connect to formative assessment


(scan the QR code that will take the students to a Google form to
survey or assess students understanding of the lesson)

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7) Handouts with links to websites

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8) Differentiate instruction (provide different directions)

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9) Answer Keys or self-correcting type-activities

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10) Add a 21st century twist to traditional assignments (when


creating a poster for book report, have the students create an audio
book review)

CCSS for Speaking:


SL.4.5. Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development
of main ideas or themes.

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How can these weird square codes increase productivity in the
classroom?

11) Connect to online portfolio (showcase) or connect to a Google Doc


(collaborate)

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12) QR Code centers (listening centers) or


Group projects

Teachers Pay Teachers- Kristin Kennedy,


Digital: Divide and Conquer,

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13) Self- reflection or student-led conference artifacts

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14) Classroom incentives

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15) curate resources
(e.g. periodic table)

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Lets Have Some Fun

1. Download i-nigma

2. Fun with Riddles

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DEMO

1. The QR code generator (Chrome app/extension)

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DEMO- The QR code generator (Chrome app/extension)

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DEMO

2. Google URL shortener (website or install the extension)

-QR code generator (web)


-The QR code generator app or Chrome extension
-Wasp barcode
-QR Stuff
-GoQR
-Visualead

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DEMO

3. Google Spreadsheet (add-on)

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AUDIO QR Codes- DEMO
1. MP3 Recorder free (iOS) or Smart Voice Recorder (android)
(QuickTime Player- Mac, or Audacity- web/PC)

save to get link

Adjust settings to anyone with the link!

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AUDIO QR Codes

2. Audioboom

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AUDIO QR Codes

3. Vocaroo
(create a QR code straight from Vocaroo)

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Create QR Codes in Bulk

-in a Google Spreadsheet (Tammy Worchesters 1 column or 2-column


template)

Look this up: QR Code Auto Generator Tammy.

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Thank you!

Margo Tripsa
margo.tripsa@visqatar.org

Techie Teachers Tricks

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PART 1

15 Ways to Use QR Codes in the


Classroom
PART 2

ACTION!
How to Create Your QR Codes
Using QR Codes to Increase Productivity
in the Classroom

PART 2: ACTION!
How to Create Your QR Codes

Margo Tripsa
Instructional Technology Coach at VIS, Qatar
Teaching & Learning Forum, Qatar, 2016
Using QR Codes to Increase Productivity
in the Classroom

Thank you!