Unit Two: How to create a Quick Response Code

Learning Objective

The participant will be able to create a QR code, explain how to create one, and use it in a classroom activity.

Unit Overview and Expectations

In this unit you will be researching different websites that can be utilized to create QR codes. You will evaluate and rate the websites, as well as, upload them into a database for participants to use. You will use the Google form and you will submit the form 3 times, once per site that you are required to evaluate. You will be able to view the Excel Database in the Google Drive but not amend it. It is important you look through the websites that have already been evaluated. You should strive not to make duplicate website entries although this may be inevitable. Your evaluations should be thorough and your rating should reflect the commentary you made about the site.

After you have chosen a website to work with during the remaining units of the mini course, you will create a checklist. This checklist should have a step by step description of how to use the website. Make sure you create it so that a student could use your directions and be successful in creating a QR code. Please submit this checklist into the appropriate folder on our classroom Google Drive. Submissions should be titled as follows: LastName.FirstName.QRChecklist.doc. Please be aware I will accept Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. You could even use a Google form or document to submit your work. Just ensure your name is somewhere in the document so you receive credit. Please look at the Rubric for grading criteria.

The last component of this unit will be the QR Code Activity. This will help you begin to plan for a larger more well developed lesson plan in Unit 3. You will also have to use research documents from the course and/or from credible outside sources in order to successfully complete this assignment. You will find the planning activity sheet in the Google Drive folder marked QR Code Activity. This folder will be where you insert your completed activity. Once again, please follow the format above to save your file in the folder. It is important I am able to identify your work as your own or you will not receive credit for this assignment. Please review the Rubric for grading criteria.

Extra Credit Opportunity

During your research if you are able to find 2 to 4 research documents or videos which prove to be invaluable resources to the class you will receive 1 point per resource. My goal is that you are all able to help each other and immerse yourself in this course as learners as well as educators. Please complete the supplemental resources form in the Google Drive. Points given will be determined on how relevant the resource is and how good of a case you make on its importance to the course.

Unit Materials

Website Rating Form

Website Database

Video Tutorials and Classroom Ideas

QR Code Activity Assignment Folder

QR Code Checklist Assignment Folder

Supplemental Resource Form

Unit 2 Rubric

Learning Activities

Read:

QR Codes 101

Scan and Learn: Using QR Codes as Part of your Learning Solution

The use of QR codes in Education : a getting started guide for academics

Reflect:

  • Were the websites you found efficient or not in your QR creation process?
  • How can QR codes enhance the classroom experience for your students?

Do:

  • Find websites that can generate QR codes and rate them.
  • Create a Checklist on how to create QR codes.
  • Create an activity using QR codes.

Extra Credit:

  • Find 1 to 4 additional resources which can enhance this mini course.
  • Give clear reasoning as to why you believe these resources should be added to the course.

Unit References

1. Carro, T. (2014, July 30). Teacher Author Tip 2: How to Make QR Codes. Retrieved December 8, 2014, from http://youtu.be/NWlykXyplL0.

2. Carro, T. (2013, October 20). Teacher Author Tip 2: How to Make QR Codes. Retrieved December 8, 2014, from http://youtu.be/NWlykXyplL0.

3. Crompton, H., LaFrance, J., & Van't Hooft, M. (2012). QR Codes 101. Learning & Leading with Technology, 22-25.

4. Neal, B. (2012). Scan and Learn: Using QR Codes as Part of Your Learning Solution.Training and Development, 92-93.

5. QR Codes in Elementary. (2012, February 9). Retrieved December 8, 2014, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9YR_1w4DJ8.

6. Ramsden, A. (2008) The use of QR codes in Education : a getting started guide for academics. Working Paper. University of Bath, Bath, U. K..


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