i-nigma is a free app, available for iOS, Android Market, WindowsPhone Marketplace & BlackBerry App World. It essentially turns your camera into a bard code reader. The camera I am referring to is in a Smart Phone, tablet device or iPod. I-nigma will scan UPC “Supermarket” codes and Data Matrix codes. These codes provide information such as price and product information. I-nigma will also scan QR (Quick Response) codes which are popping up everywhere from publishers and advertisers. When you scan a QR code you may get text, a link to a website or video. I-nigma has been the easiest code scanner that I have used and it is constantly promoted by other reliable resources such as INFOhio and The Daring Librarian.
If you’re new to QR (Quick Resource) Codes and would like to know more, register for our summer session online. TCCSA is offering an hour and half session titled “What are QR Codes, and What to do with them” on June 11th 2:30-4:00pm. http://event.tccsa.net/classinfo.asp?id=4045
If you don’t have time to register for a summer session, INFOhio presented “Learning on the Go: Mobile Apps and QR Codes” and have archived their Webinar from April 2012. You can watch the one hour presentation here: http://www.infohio.org/index.php/viewwebinar?webinarid=LWI20120426flv
The Daring Librarian is a bit of a QR Code fanatic. If you would like to read her blog, and her ‘comic strip’ style tutorials about QR Codes visit go here: http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com
Here are a few lesson examples of teachers already using QR codes in their classrooms:
Technology Tools for the Classroom: QR Codes http://www.pearsonschoolsystems.com/blog/?p=280
Handheld Learning in Physical Education http://handheldlearninginpe.com/2012/02/10/qr-codes-in-pe-part-2/
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