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Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality
A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom

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February 2016 | 104 pages | Corwin
Engaging, interactive learning—right in your students’ hands!

What if your students’ mobile devices became an instructional asset rather than a distraction? Discover how free, scannable technology can enrich learning while captivating students. Best of all, these technologies are easy to implement within your classroom. 

Monica Burns offers user-friendly strategies and tips in this quick-read guide. Get ready to:

 Learn about QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR)
 Reach each student with new, hands-on learning opportunities
 Embrace the ACES Framework for teaching with scannable technologies: Access, Curate, Engage, and Share
 Promote self-directed learning and showcase your students’ creations
 Leverage technology to connect your classroom with families and the community 

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a leader in digital learning!

"Burns provides practical ideas for integrating QR and AR in the classroom. As AR and QR continue to play a bigger role in education, this book is a great starting point for teachers to integrate engaging tools and strategies in their classrooms."
Zachary Walker, Professor and Educational Consultant
National Institute of Education, Singapore


"This is a book that you won’t want to put down. I found the suggestions so exciting that I wanted to try them out immediately, and I couldn’t wait to see what valuable prompts for learning the next page would reveal. This easy read is packed with practical applications."
Debra Las, Science Teacher
Rochester Public Schools Rochester, MN

 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1. The ACES Framework: Access, Curate, Engage, Share
ACES Framework

 
What Do I Need to Get Started?

 
What if . . . ?

 
 
Chapter 2. It’s Not Just Black and White: A Case for QR Codes
What Is a QR Code?

 
QR Codes in the Classroom

 
How Do I Create a QR Code?

 
How Do I Scan a QR Code?

 
How Do I Distribute QR Codes?

 
Different Types of QR Codes: An Internet of Possibilities

 
Extra Options for Taking It Further

 
Deeper Learning With QR Codes

 
 
Chapter 3. Jump Off the Page: Augmented Reality 101
Augmented Reality 101

 
Ready to Go Augmented Reality

 
Thoughtful Integration of AR

 
Designing AR Experiences

 
Deeper Learning With Augmented Reality

 
 
Chapter 4. Access Is Empowering: Resources for Self-Directed Learners
Easy Access = Solution

 
Pages and Spaces = Perfect Placement

 
Everywhere Access = Self-Directed Learners

 
Deeper Learning: Access

 
 
Chapter 5. Curate to Guide Learning: Picking the Perfect Resource
Curation 101

 
Curating to Differentiate

 
Deeper Learning: Curate

 
 
Chapter 6. Engage and Excite: Motivating Students With Tech-Friendly Tasks
From Gimmick to Gotcha

 
On the Move: Scannable in Action

 
QR Codes Versus Augmented Reality

 
Deeper Learning: Engage

 
 
Chapter 7. Share Student Creations: Give Digital Projects a Space to Shine
Content Creators

 
Sharing in Spaces

 
Deeper Learning: Share

 
 
Chapter 8. Student and Stakeholder Engagement: Setting Your Community Up for Success
Getting Families Hooked

 
Transforming School Community Spaces

 
Deeper Learning: Community

 
 
Conclusion: Taking It Back—Actionable Tips for This Week, This Month, and This Year
 
Appendix
Glossary of Important Terms

 
QR Code Creation Websites and Apps

 
QR Code Scanner Apps

 
Augmented Reality Apps

 
Augmented Reality Creation Tools

 

Supplements

"This is a book that you will not want to put down. I found the examples and suggestions so exciting that I wanted to try them out immediately. At the same time, I couldn’t wait to see what valuable prompts for learning the next page turn would reveal. This is an easy read packed with practical applications."

Debra Las, Science Teacher
Rochester Public Schools Rochester, MN

"This book give excellent examples for how your students can share their work simply and uniquely with their classmates and the school community. If you want your classroom reach to extend beyond your door this book can help you reach that goal."

William Chamberlain, Teacher
McDonald County R-1, Anderson, MO

"Monica Burns provides educators with simple, practical ideas for integrating QR and AR in the classroom.  As AR, QR, and VR continue to play a bigger role in education, this book is a great starting point for teachers who want to integrate engaging, powerful tools and strategies in their classrooms."

 

Zachary Walker, Professor and Educational Consultant
National Institute of Education, Singapore

“Augmented Reality is one of the technologies that will define the next decade. This handbook is an excellent resource for educators to discover classroom ready ways to use AR technologies. This book is filled with exciting ways for students to use AR to explore and learn.” 

Donald McMahon, Assistant Professor of Special Education Technology
Washington State University

"This is a terrific, accessible guide to using scannable mobile tech in education. if you’re acquainted with QR codes or augmented reality but haven’t taken the leap to bring them into your classroom, Monica Burns’s book is the perfect introduction. Her ACES framework really helps you take things well beyond the gimmicky “wow” factor and into meaningful, learning-centered implementation. Without getting too technical, Burns provides enough detail for anyone to begin adding a new layer to their classroom tech. Well done."

Gerald Aungst, Author and Supervisor of Gifted Education and Elementary Mathematics
5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom, School District of Cheltenham Township,

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia.  Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and ... More About Author

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