Do You Want To Win Some Chocolate?

If you read my post below or follow me on Twitter you will have noticed my excitement about QR codes and their potential in education. So i’ve decided to set a little bit of a challenge that will ultimately teach you how to use QR codes. If you read this post you can find out how to set it up on your mobile phone and how to scan the code to  receive the information containted within it.

So here it is…..The first person to describe what this code links to will win some CHOCOLATE that I will be happy to post to your address. Hahaha I’m serious…

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Make sure you let me know how you think QR codes could be used in the classroom. Any ideas would be very appreciated. Good luck.

6 thoughts on “Do You Want To Win Some Chocolate?”

  1. Yes, Andrew is right… well, it links to a picture of 5 slices of watermelon, so i suppose we can presume they were originally just one melon. 😉

    How could we use QR codes in the classroom?

    Because they can contain all sorts of information, perhaps they could be used to contain information about student artwork on display… just place one next to each artwork and anyone who wants more information about the work can scan it to read more.

    Or what about a treasure hunt around the playground, where each clue is given in the from of a QR code… you have to scan it to read the next clue. This could be combined with the GPS on the phone, sort of like a multi cache geocache… find one point, scan the QR code found there to get the next set of coordinates.

    What about a worksheet in class, say maths problems that have a QR code next to each one… after a student attempts the question they can then scan the QR code to link to a webpage that has information or examples of the problem and the solution.

    How’s that for starters?

    betchaboy

  2. Jarrod,

    All of Chris’s suggestions are great. I’m sure you also have some great ideas. I’m planning on doing something with navigation / orienteering. I’m still investigating whether the retrieval of information from the QR code costs, as students without data allowance in their mobile plans would need to pay for this service – not ideal. I hadn’t thought of the maths idea that Chris suggested, but this could be extended to any subject as a way of finding further information.

    Great work,

    Shane

  3. as the information exists within the QR code reading it incurs no cost to the studnts. However it will charge them if it is a URL and links them to their browser. Although thats prbly the best feature the other things QR codes can do without linking to the net are awesome such as up to 4000 characters in a code, SMS hot links and the rest. Eventually data usage wont be a problem for sudents then we will be able to use these for all its worth.

  4. Hello, I got a map of Australia filled with an Australian flag – did you change it or did my phone mis-read it LOL :o)

  5. Great flag on Australia. I’m still thinking about this, but my iPhone is ready to go. I’ve got to research the costs to students, but it’s been fun trying it out. I’m thinking of our walking tour of our town — with links to history and important spots in the data. Kids could make write the information on the web and create the code. Very cool and helpful for the town.

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