I have listened to Liz and found it quite interesting to know about various techniques of mobile learning. I would like to use Qr codes in my classroom in order to get in touch with every student and continue interaction between everyone.
What is a QR code? It’s short for “Quick Response” and it is (usually) in the shape of a square. It looks like a bar code with black splotches instead of lines.
When you see one, you can use your smartphone or any mobile device with a camera, QR code reader app and internet access (i.e. iPod) to scan the square. Once you scan it, the code will point your device to the web-based location set up by the code creator.For any unit your students are learning, you can create QR codes, print them on paper and either place them in a center or spread them out. Each code can point to a site you want your students to use for an activity. This could either be an informational site (i.e. find information) or a brain teaser (i.e. get the ideas flowing). This can help keep your students focused and provide access to a variety of resources when you don’t have enough computers for each student.
Liz has talked about the site www.polltogo.com which is one of the best sites to get immediate responses from students with the help of Qr code. I will use QR codes when I want to quickly share a video I created using Explain Everything and then I will print the QR. The entire class can easily scan the code to access the video without having to navigate to a website or check their emails. On the bonus side, when a student is absent, I keep the QR code for her/him. So the next day, they can still view the video tutorial I created by simple scanning the code.
Thanks to Liz for sharing such helpful resources of mobile learning.