"Students create a video podcast about an attraction, business, or organization of their choice within a 15-mile radius of their school. They research the history of their choice, plan the podcast (including media, prose and narration) develop a storyboard in Microsoft Word and then create their podcast using Microsoft Movie Maker. The students then put on their marketing hats and generate a QR code (or “tag”) for the “customers” of their chosen establishment, so people are able to access their video podcast on-demand for their PC or mobile device, while also including the podcasts in their class wiki."To view one of Melanie's student's projects, download a QR reader for your smartphone and scan this code:
|History Of The Hershey Factory|
You can make your own QR code with Google! Go to http://goo.gl/ and enter the URL where you want your QR code to go. Click SHORTEN, then DETAILS and there you go! You can even track using Google's analytics. Try mine!
If this is too geeky or you're wondering what's the big deal with QR codes, I recommend you watch this new video from Common Craft on QR codes:
What are some innovative ways you've seen QR codes used in education?