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Hands on Literacy – Sat. Nov. 13

A reminder that you have until November 1st to sign up for the one-day professional development day

Hands on Literacy in the 21st century classroom and library

Time/location:  Saturday, November 13, 2010 — 9:00 AM – 4:30PM at Tanglin Trust School

I’m on the committee organizing it (so I highly recommend it!) and am responsible for the above website.

In connection with the conference, over the holiday I created my first mobile website as well as a QR (Quick Response) code to allow people to easily pull up the mobile website using their iPhone or smartphone.

QR codes are my latest thrill.  Have you seen them?

(NB: first download a free QR Code reader app for your smartphone – here’s someone who recommends a few)

You then point your iPhone/iPod Touch camera at the code and it automatically loads the information – e.g., the URL into your browser.

QR (Quick Response) Codes are a way of providing easy access to extra information.

Read the Wikipedia entry on QR Codes

Kaywa is a popular QR code generator.

Here’s a Google Doc listing interesting ways of possibly using QR codes in the classroom

If you want me to demonstrate them, stop by my desk.

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