QR code stickers give local museum an affordable tech upgrade

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The Williamston Depot Museum is using quick response codes to share more local history. The Williamston Depot Museum in Michigan is using QR code stickers to help share more history stories with its visitors. The quick response codes are scanned with smartphones to open up a wealth of information about the city’s downtown Historical District. The project involves adding QR codes to about 38 buildings so visitors can learn more about their history. Each of the QR code stickers will be unique to the buildings they represent. This provides interested…

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Quick response codes bring historic zoo into the 21st century

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The Alameda Park Zoo will soon boast QR codes created by the Holloman 49ers, a middle school team. The Holloman Middle School’s 49ers will use quick response codes to bring an additional educational feature to visitors at the Alameda Park Zoo. The local LEGO league teams were faced with a challenge to come up with a way to help animals. The Holloman 49ers’ solution was to add quick response codes to the signage at the zoo, which is the oldest zoo in the American southwest. The purpose was to make…

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QR codes help Arkansas elementary students share history

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A group of classmates are now using quick response codes to bring local history to the world. In Texarkana, Arkansas, a class of students in College Hill Elementary School are working to share the area’s rich history with the rest of the world by way of QR codes that can be scanned by smartphones. The idea is to place the spotlight on the local historic sites that are central to the past of Texarkana. In order to accomplish this, the class has been working on attaching QR codes to the…

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QR codes help kids learn art

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Students at an Illinois school use technology and quick response codes to help build access and sharing. Primary and intermediate students at Edwardsville District 7 in Illinois and who are fortunate enough to have Stacy Requarth as an art teacher are also using QR codes and other forms of technology as a new way to learn and share. The quick response codes represent only the latest in Requarth’s efforts to keep her students engaged. The most recent project involved the use of the QR codes for allowing students to share…

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QR codes give high tech flair to student scavenger hunt

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Quick response codes have been posted all over Seward High school in Nebraska. Students at Seward High school in Nebraska came together to create a scavenger hunt using QR codes for a college week event that ran from October 12 through October 15. The purpose of the quick response codes was to use technology in the simplest possible way. Three senior students at the school, Ben Galusha, Bryson Schluckebier and William Brown worked on the scavenger hunt based on QR codes after they were approached by Noelle Baker – a…

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QR codes and “Mystery Skype” teach 4th grade geography

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This mobile technology is being implemented as a new tool to help fourth graders to learn. New Castle students in 4th grade at Carrie Downie Elementary School are now using QR codes and Mystery Skype to be able to connect with 63 other classrooms around the globe in order to give them a more authentic geography lesson. It may not be possible to take the kids on field trips around the world, but this might be the next best thing. The children will be talking to other classrooms around the…

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QR codes, beacons and cutting edge tech help museums light up the past

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Many museums may be focused on the past, but they are increasingly using the latest technology. The Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam is filled with gorgeous historical artifacts, but it is continually using QR codes and other forms of cutting edge technology to be able to share the importance of each of those items. The museum’s director and curator, Willem Sandberg was the first to introduce audio tours in 1952. Although recorded audio tour technology was the very latest thing and had never before been used in the museums of 1952,…

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QR codes bring the music of nature to smartphones

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Quick response codes have been posted on placards in Knoxville parks to share the songs of the trees. In a broad scale effort to help to teach locals and visitors about the parks in Knoxville, the Tennessee Nature Conservancy has decided to take QR codes and apply them in a new and interesting way. They have brought a range of famous musicians together to share a video that can be accessed through scans. According to the Tennessee Nature Conservancy state director, Gina Hancock, “Some of the most famous musicians in…

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QR codes help school to publish mobile friendly yearbook

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The Northeast Magnet high school in Wichita is using quick response codes and augmented reality, this year. Justin Bell, an educator and yearbook advisor from the Northeast Magnet high school in Wichita, Nebraska, has helped this year’s yearbook committee to be able to publish an edition that features QR codes and augmented reality features to ensure that it won’t simply become a dust collector. According to Bell, the current generation isn’t satisfied with simply looking at printed photos. He explained that “nowadays this generation doesn’t just speak in pictures,” and…

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QR codes on rental cars can improve the customer experience

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These companies are using quick response codes in a number of ways to assist their drivers. Among the latest trends in the use of QR codes has been that of rental car companies that have been posting the barcodes on and in their vehicles, so that they will be able to learn more about the vehicle that they have rented. Moreover, these quick response codes can even direct the driver to a dealership that is local to them. That feature can be very handy for drivers who have rented the…

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QR codes enhance Estrella Art Show

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An art intern implemented quick response codes to help to broaden the experience to event guests. When an art intern took part in the organization of the Estrella Art Show and was acting as docent, it was decided that QR codes were one of the best ways to help visitors to the event to be able to access a larger amount of information about the pieces that they were viewing. Guests to the student art show were able to not only view the artwork, but to learn a great deal…

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