Using QR codes to engage reluctant readers

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A DEFT case study with Halfway Primary school, Sheffield

About. The case study involved a treasure hunt in a local community park, where the children used mobile devices to find QR codes, and follow clues to find a story. The particular technologies covered by this case study are: learning about the uses of QR codes(tool) and GPS(tool) and the uses of mobile devices.

Pedagogical content. This case study focusses on Digital Literacy, in particular using using e-skills(topic) to motivate children and support reading, writing and creativity and to develop an awareness of the uses of QR codes.

One of the lesson ideas from the case study is available as a separate resource at Using QR Codes to Engage Children with Learning (edit)

Resource details
Title Using QR codes to engage reluctant readers
Topic E-skills,  QR code
Learning Objectives

To use QR codes to engage reluctant readers

Format / structure

Case study

Subject
Age of students / grade
Additional Resources/material needed

iPod touch / other GPS enabled mobile devices, mobile wifi hub

Useful information

This case study was conducted by Halfway Primary School in Sheffield, in conjunction with Y6 teacher Rob Hobson.

Related ORBIT Wiki Resources

One of the lesson ideas from the case study is available as a separate resource at Using QR Codes to Engage Children with Learning

Other (e.g. time frame)

One day

Files and resources to view and download