This year I have been proud to be part of the organising committee for the Teaching and Learning with Vision conference under the great leadership of Carol Skyring. It has been great to work with this enthusiastic and innovative team and learn how innovation is put into practice within the conference itself.
QR codes will feature with prominence throughout the conference and will be on name badges wherever possible. qrstuff was used to create the qr code.
Here are the steps
- It is optional to register for tqrstuff (I didn’t and therefore it is a good site to use with students.)
- Choose the data type. I chose to enter my blog, twitter id, linkedinprofile and facebook link but when it was created and scanned, the qr code only took me to one of the sites entered – my blog. So, I chose text, entering all urls and and my email address.
- Test with a qr reader (I asked Britt Gow to test mine with her iPad, as I have been unable to download a reader on my iPhone as I need to update the software and that will take 18 hours from my slow internet access at home)
- When satisfied, click on download image
- Save to appropriate folder. Automatically saved as png but changed to jpg file extension
- To add to the blog, insert an image> find the qr code png or jpg> and follow the usual prompts.
- To add to the sidebar:- goto dashboard>find appearance> widgets>add a txt box.
- To insert the image into the text box>insert the image (qr code) into a blog post, goto html tab, copy the code>paste the code into the text widget added in step 7 above. Look at my blog, you can see the code in the post and in the upper right hand corner.