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QR Code Lessons and ACES Framework

Want to try QR code lessons? The first time that I tried to scan a quick response (QR) code, I held my iPhone up to a poster on the subway. I was underground without any cell service, and I didn’t know that there was such as thing as a QR code reader app. All I knew was that my camera had something to do with it, yet nothing was happening.

QR-code-lessonsI understand the temptation that a marketing firm must feel to place a QR code on everything. From a drink coaster to a cereal box, I’ve seen QR codes just about everywhere. In order for this marketing tactic to work, consumers must embrace the behavior of scanning to access more information, which means that they’d have to see the value in doing this and build a routine for scanning into their everyday lives.

The ACES Framework & QR code lessons

In the classroom, QR codes can be used for a purpose. They can be thoughtfully integrated into instruction in a way that elevates traditional learning experiences. I’ve just written a new book for Corwin Publishing all about deeper learning with scannable technology. I’m committed to the idea that technology integration has to be purposeful, and I believe that scannable technology has the potential to transform learning environments.

To discuss scannable technology integration, I’ve developed the ACES framework — access, curate, engage, and share. These four categories overlap and intertwine to provide a language for examining thoughtful integration of scannables.

Access

QR codes provide quick and easy access to content on the web. Whether it’s a video, short passage, image, or file, students can scan a QR code and access content in seconds. QR codes are device agnostic, and students can scan them with any smartphone or tablet that has a QR reader app. They don’t have to type in a long web address or navigate a search engine. They simply open the app to access the content.

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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