ERIC Number: EJ1013088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 5
QR Code Mania!
Shumack, Kellie A.; Reilly, Erin; Chamberlain, Nik
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n3 p9-12 2013
Quick response codes (or QR codes) are similar to bar codes, except that a QR code has the ability to handle more characters, requires one 10th of the space, has error-correction capacity, and can be read from any direction. These codes are used in manufacturing, shipping, and marketing, as well as in education. QR codes can be created to produce several things; however, most useful to education is the ability to generate text or to go directly to a Web site. Online QR code generators produce the actual code, and mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets read the codes and quickly generate the product. According to data from one study, 14 million mobile users scanned a QR code or a bar code in June of 2011 (58% scanned QR codes or bar codes from their home, 39% from retail stores, and almost 20% scanned a code at work. But what exactly are they, and more importantly, what do they have to do with physical education? This article answers those questions and shows how to use QR codes to create interactive games and events in the physical education setting. It also provides several example activities to help get started.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Learning Activities, Games, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A