Title: “QR Codes in Education”
Author: David Hopkins
Word count: 14,600 approx. (105 pages)
Price eBook: $1.50 / £0.99
Price Paperback: $7.99 / £4.99
Publish date: May 28, 2013
Edition: 2nd: publ. October 28, 2013
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These black and white squares have appeared everywhere from billboards at the side of the road, roof tops, cola cans, buses, magazines, etc. So why not in your library, textbook, assignment, project, or classroom display? The ability to use them to direct students or colleagues to online resources (presentation slides, websites, video, book location, etc.) is powerful and engaging and, when well implemented, can offer a level of interaction and engagement. It’s not about what they are but about how we use them and what they can offer me in an educational setting. Whether you’re a teacher, student, parent, school governor, or on the PTA, you ought to know about QR Codes – what they are, how they work, and how you can leverage them to increase student participation in and around the classroom. They offer the ability to share digital content from teacher to student, from student to student, and even from student to teacher. Go on, try it! This eBook will explain everything and put QR Codes in context.
Using computers and technology in educational environments can be exciting and challenging. Implementing QR Codes within your student’s learning is just that: exciting to see how students of all ages use and interact with them, and a challenge to make them usable, informative, applicable, and appropriate. This book draws on established examples from the commercial and corporate world as well as from established users of QR Codes at all levels of education; from primary schools up to Universities. Not only will you find examples of how QR Codes have been used but you will find out how you can design, create, and implement your own QR Code treasure hunt, library resource, student group work, orientation activity, conference or event feedback, etc.
David Hopkins has developed a respected reputation among educational technology networks for his use and research into the uses of QR Codes. He has been active with QR Codes at Bournemouth University, and more recently at the University of Leicester, since 2008. This book draws on David’s QR Code experience with poster projects, classroom activities, and workshops and delivers these through a practical and up to date guide.”
“All you ever wanted to know about using QR codes in Education is in this eBook. It takes you from the very basics of what these delightful square barcodes are, how to view the information they link to, how to easily create your own and, most importantly, a vast array of ideas on why you would want to use them! Whilst not a newcomer to QR codes, I came away from reading inspired and with new ideas of how QR codes could be used to enhance learning and teaching.”
– Sue Beckingham (@suebecks), Educational Developer, Sheffield Hallam University
“The information is concise and user-friendly. The ‘Planning, Creating, and Monitoring your QR Codes’ chapter offers everything you need to get going with QR codes. Because of David’s extensive experience, you won’t have to learn the hard way. He’s made it easy. The book is well-balanced, but keep in mind – David’s examples and suggestions for using QR Codes in Education are very persuasive.”
– Brian Bishop (@bbishop262), CEO, Virtualwirks
“David’s book is a great place to begin for those educators who wish to start using QR codes in their classroom. The book begins by explaining what QR codes are and then delves into examples of use in education and Libraries.. A veritable treasure trove of inspiration, the book should be read for this [last] chapter alone and I will be definitely trying some out.”
Julian Wood (@ideas_factory), Sheffield Primary School Future Learning Technologist – Read Julian’s full review.