Using QR codes in the classroom is a fun alternative method to traditional learning. If you have the new iPods with camera's consider incorporating QR codes into your instruction. QR codes are quick response codes that are currently being for encoding in a two-dimensional platform. You can find QR codes in magazines, advertisements, and some movie trailers have a quick peek of a QR code in some way.
Why the fuss about QR codes all of a sudden? Well it's not really a fuss, but they do offer a different way of communicating. QR codes were originally used by car manufacturing companies, but became popular because of the amount of data that can be included in them.
There are several ways to generate your own QR codes. I've listed the websites below:
Here is a list of apps that allow you to read the QR codes:
AT&T Code Scanner
Here is a QR code I created for you:
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