QR codes promote student literacy in Mineola, New York

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The kids have been encouraged to use mobile technology to share their favorite books with others. The Hampton Street School in Mineola, New York, is using QR codes and mobile technology as a part of a greater effort to encourage students to read and to start to discover a wider variety of different kinds of books. The school has now created an interactive recommendation experience based on the scans of quick response codes. The goal of the use of the QR codes is to encourage students to read more and…

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QR codes provide kids with a way to recommend library books

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Two libraries in the Netherlands are using quick response codes in a project to encourage reading. In the Netherlands, two libraries – Hoogeveen Library and Assen Library (Bibliotheek Assen and Bibliotheek Hoogeveen) – are now working together on a project that uses QR codes in order to encourage kids to read more through an innovative and interactive program. Kids are able to use video linked through the quick response codes to explain why a book is their favorite. The program works by giving kids the ability to be able to…

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QR codes were central to a Point Pleasant Beach library scavenger hunt

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The New Jersey location held the smartphone friendly event to draw kids and encourage their participation. On July 30, the Point Pleasant Beach branch of the Ocean County Library in New Jersey held a scavenger hunt that was based on the use of QR codes in order to bring kids (aged 9 and up) to the library to see what’s available and to better understand why they would still enjoy it in this digital world. The quick response codes were posted for participants to scan them and work their way…

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QR codes in Boone County, Kentucky, win library award

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History associate, Kaitlin Barber has been awarded with the top prize for her barcode project. Kaitlin Barber, a history associate for the Boone County Public Library has now received an award from the Kentucky Historical Society for her project using QR codes in order to enhance the ability of locals and guests to the area to be able to learn about the county’s history. The project used barcodes to be able to link physical locations throughout the country to digital information. The use of the QR codes added a high…

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QR codes make book reports easier to share

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Students at a Niagara Falls school have made their work available to read simply by way of a scan using a smartphone. The students in a Niagara Falls classroom are not only writing the traditional form of book report, but they are also making their work and their reviews available to anyone with a smartphone, by issuing QR codes to be scanned in order to view them. This is another example of technology making its way into the classroom to broaden the interest of students. In this instance, it is…

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