Friday, September 24, 2010

TeachMeet@SLF2010: QR Codes in Education

Here is my Prezi from TeachMeet@SLF 2010 on QR Codes in Education:

Update: John Johnston has posted the audio of my presentation.

If you want to find out more, various people recommended QR Codes at Bath and related pages as a good source of ideas (I certainly found them useful) and I would add Mr Robbo's QR Code posts which have loads of practical ideas and examples.

If you want to find a QR Reader and have a go yourself, Mobile Barcodes lists some of the available applications. (I used i-nigma during the demo but I'm intrigued by Stickybits which @relativism introduced me to). Pick a reader and try it out. I used the Kaywa QR Code Generator to create the codes but there are many other free online tools and applications available.

If you want to contact me for more details, everything you need to know is in this QR Code :-)

QR Code with my contact details

Hope you find this useful.


Mrs Tonner-Saunders said...

I am a bit wary of Stickybits as to use in an educational environment with young children you are opening them up to the potential to come across some inappropriate content. You need the App and when you scan you then see some of the latest ones on your phone alongside your own. Unfortunately, the ones that I saw were not what we would want to promote in an educational environment. The other aspect is you need an account - another account to do something!!! I'm sticking to QR codes tagged to a Wallwisher or another application and leaving this one as it is a minefield ready to explode.

David said...

I haven't noticed a display of other scans when I use the iPhone App but I know it happens with the Web based version. After playing with Stickybits myself, I found it a bit tricky to use and a bit basic. It is not without promise but I don't think it is ready for school use yet - even without the inappropriate content issue you highlight

A similar application I've been exploring instead is Tales Of Things: It seems to a bit more fully developed (although perhaps it doesn't look as pretty). There may still be inappropriate content issues... although I have not yet seen anything that would fall into that category.

I am keen to do a "Memories Of Jordanhill" QR-Code project next year and I'm not sure yet if I'll use Tales Of Things or if I'll hand knit something with a tool like Posterous or Wallwisher.

Kédem Ferré said...

Would you stick to what you said two years ago about QR codes at school ("I don't think it is ready for school use yet"), or would you say that things have greatly changed?